|Source:The Film Archives- President John F. Kennedy: 35th POTUS|
My like and respect for Jack Kennedy goes to his intelligence, his politics, his policies, what he wanted to do as President. I’m a Liberal Democrat because of JFK and when I learned about his politics and philosophy, I started basing my own politics around him. As well as his personality, especially his sense of humor. And that might sound like a lot, but that is as far as I go with him as far as liking and respecting the man. He personal life wasn’t just reckless and irresponsible, but it was dangerous. The way he lived his life as President of the United States. Forget about how he treated his wife, which was bad and everything. But that’s their business. My problem with him is how his life effected his presidency.
|Source:FRS FreeState- Seyour Hersh, at Politics and Prose in Washington|
At any point during Jack Kennedy’s affairs with his mob girlfriends, the mob could’ve said, “you come down hard on us and we’ll let your secrets out and all of your personal affairs as President.” Which probably would’ve ruined JFK’s political career. And probably would’ve started all sorts of Congressional investigations into his personal life and his association with mob ladies and mobsters. And to see if there were any working relationships and everything else. This would’ve been JFK’s Watergate, if not worst. Because of all the potential blackmail that the Italian Mafia had on President Kennedy.
The Film Archives: Seymour Hersh- 'The Dark Side of JFK'