The Presidency: Jack's Town

His back still aches, and he persists in that rocking chair. His national popularity has been slipping—from a Gallup poll peak of 83% two years ago to 64% last month. Like any U.S. President, he has problems, both domestic and foreign, in plenty. Yet, as have few Presidents before him, John Fitzgerald Kennedy has managed to "project his image"—and upon no place more than on his city of temporary residence: Washington, D.C.

Just 29 months into his presidency, Kennedy sets the style, tastes and temper of Washington more surely than Franklin Roosevelt did...

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