Remembering a birthday

John F. Kennedy, Jr. would have celebrated his 43rd birthday today. Tonight I'll toast his memory with a glass of scotch.

An alternate reality might find the heir to Camelot celebrating over a quiet dinner with family, or perhaps, hosting a campaign fundraiser, raising money for his Presidential campaign. After all, his dad was 43 when sworn in as the 35th President of the United States.

Meanwhile, this past weekend, thousands of people commemorated JFK's assassination by gathering where his motorcade wound through downtown Dallas 40 years ago. What is it about those Kennedy's that still stirs so much interest?

For me - the answer is simple. Teddy has been my Senator my entire life (until I recently relinquished my cherished Mass. State license for its DC counterpart). Growing up in Massachusetts, the family always fascinated me.... a kind of morbid mystique.

Just for fun, out of curiosity, do you think John John would be running as a democratic hopeful? How would that have changed the face of the campaign - if at all?


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