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"What I like most in Maier's giant work is the spine of this saga, the all-important record of influence the great soldier-statesman-historian's life exerted on the future American president." -- Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball, review in Chartwell Bulletin, The Churchill Centre

Friday, June 13, 2008

Sexism, Clinton and the Kennedy Comparison




When you go back and look at the coverage of the 1960 election -- as I did for my book "The Kennedys; America's Emerald Kings" -- it's surprising how much in-your-face bigotry that John F. Kennedy endured because of his Catholic religion, particularly by today's standards. In many ways, he was the Jackie Robinson of presidential politics, a model example for others in how to overcome historic barriers. In 2008, the Democrats offered several candidates who would be a similar "first" if elected to the presidency -- Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, and Hillary Clinton. With Clinton's departure from the race, there's now a lot of reflection about the sexism that she faced. Here's a comment from CBS news anchor Katie Couric.