Not a Launching but a Scuttling

Kennedy quits the presidential stakes, at least for 1984

The tip-off was the setting. Unlike the grand and spacious Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building, where John and Robert Kennedy had launched their bids for the White House, Room 4232 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building is small and comparatively humble. Packed inside with a slew of Kennedy family members were the usual political retainers and loyal supporters, gathered together for the occasion: not the launching but the scuttling of a presidential bid. Announced Edward Kennedy last week: "I will not be...

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