Can Daddy's Team Be Beaten?

Robert Kennedy's two eldest children face their first primaries

In an old photograph, the gentle hill rolls down from the sprawling house to the spot under the broad tree where the family, numbering ten at the time, is strolling hand in hand. First comes Robert F. Kennedy, then his wife Ethel, then Daughter Kathleen, Son Joe and, in descending order, the rest of the brood. In the picture, the father looks as if he is pulling them all after him, up the next hill.

A few years after that photograph was taken, Senator Kennedy, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, was assassinated in Los Angeles. Young as they were,...

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