Politics: Who's Moving Where?

It began at a Boston cocktail party shortly before the 1960 Democratic Convention. There, M.I.T. Professor Walt W.

Rostow, now one of the New Frontier's fulltime advisers, remarked to Presidential Aspirant John Kennedy: "I know what the first words of your acceptance speech should be: 'This country is ready to get moving again and I'm ready to lead it.' " Kennedy liked the theme, if not the precise wording. After he won the Democratic nomination, he tried it out in several versions. It achieved its most memorable form in a speech in Seattle...

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