DEMOCRATS: A Talk with Kennedy

As he celebrates his 39th birthday this week, Edward M. Kennedy enjoys a unique political vista: theoretically at least, he could be running for President in the elections of 1992, when he will be merely a mellow 60.

Many professionals in both parties, however, suspect that Kennedy will try much earlier, even as early as next year. Kennedy has repeated that his only ambition now is to serve the full six years of his new Senate term. But political plans are never absolute. Despite the tragedy at Chappaquiddick Island 19 months ago, despite the embarrassing loss of his job a...

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