I believe taking people out of their historical context leads to flawed comparisons.
Put differently, "Kennedy today" would be totally different, not far from his young brother, and ... loved by the media.
Okay, fair enough. My meaning was that a politician who holds the same beliefs as John F. Kennedy would have be treated like Sarah Palin. If you gave me a politician who 1) stood up to international communist aggression, 2) enacted tax cuts, and 3) believed in the inherent greatness of American exceptionalism, would be hated by the MSM and be loved by Freepers. We could use a politician like that. Democrats deify him, but they don’t subscribe to his philosophy. JFK would be a Republican today. I stand to be corrected, but exactly what did he stand for that would be considered liberal now? The irony is that his 1960 opponent, (the hated) Richard Nixon, enacted OSHA and price controls and co-existence with the communists. The libs should love him.