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"John Kennedy? I thought he was a breath of fresh air for the White House. I mean, he and his wife certainly… Camelot, certainly became… It brought the White House out of the dark ages, I think. And I think it was a good thing for the people, too, because they saw a fresh face, a fresh attitude towards life. So, I think it was good. But, I don't know if he would have lived if he could have passed on what he really wanted to do with the United States. I don't think so. I don't think he had the political moxie. I guess it was more for show than actual political revision."
     Question: What did you think about his farm program?
     "You know, I can't even think of what it was. I don't know if he had one. [Laughs.]"

Don Freeman – JFK & Farmers

   

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Building a Fallout Shelter
Vietnam
Anti-War Protesters
Swanson's TV Dinners
Green Revolution in Mexico
Bigger & Bigger Equipment
The Atomic Behlen Building
Importance of the Farm Economy
Government Programs
Agribusiness
Supermarkets
Raising Kids for Export Today