John F. Kennedy — to the right of today’s establishment Republicans
I’ve never been a John F. Kennedy fan, primarily because I found the Kennedy hagiography so distasteful. Even as a teen, I seem to have been immune to, and even repulsed by, Leftist politician worship. Over the years, I’ve learned, of course, that Ted Cruz and John F. Kennedy would probably have been very happy working together. Jeff Jacoby’s article is as good a distillation as any I’ve seen about Kennedy’s true political conservativism. I still find room in my heart to dislike Kennedy’s narcissistic hedonism but, if he ran today on his 1960 political platform (only substitution Islamists for Communists), I would vote for him.