Is there anyone left with any power, and anything to lose, that still needs to protect the Kennedy reputation?
Hell, I watched a documentary on PBS ( of all channels) that discussed openly JFK’s many affairs in the White House (they practically accused him of being a rapist), Jackie’s knowledge of them, the potential murder of Marilyn Monroe, JFK’s drug addiction, and the cheating in several elections, the biggest of which was Illinois in 1960.
Like the Soviet Union, or China, you can only start to talk openly about the crimes of leaders after many years have passed.
I’ve seen many derogatory statements about JFK and his brother. I have never been able to figure out why that family is held in such high regard, most of them have been nothing but screw ups.
And the ‘rats would still vote for him for prez tomorrow if they could - he was sooooo cooolll......
Yeah, well, he didn't get a chance to cheat in '64, and he might have needed to cheat. He wasn't all that popular at the time, hence the trip to Dallas to shore up his popularity in the South.
Oh, and along with the "late-reporting" in IL in '60, the same thing happened in WV too.