Obama VS JFK! WHO WOULD WIN?!?
Tough to say, especially since we could not say what Kennedy's policies regarding today's issues would be. So I guess we could analyze who would win in regards to how Kennedy won then and how Obama may win now. For one, Kennedy was elected at a time where many Americans thought that the U.S. was losing ground to the U.S.S.R., what with the "missile gap" supposedly created by Eisenhower's administration. He was also up against Nixon, who was coming off of an 8 year term as vice president and had much of the nation behind him. Kennedy still miraculously pulled off the victory by a slim margin. He was also the youngest man to be elected president, as well as the first Catholic. Obama, while still a strong candidate, has recently been losing ground to McCain, who in all fairness he should be wiping the floor with. It will be very close come November and I'm not so sure who will ultimately secure the presidency. On a global scale, his main issue is the Iraq War, which really doesn't measure up to the danger of the Cold War. So we could break it down into the following: Who's a better speaker? JFK Who can win in the battleground states? JFK (Obama lost to Clinton many times in this way during the Dem. nomination) Who has captured the idealism of the people? Obama. With the exception of the Clinton-ites many democrats and undecideds are siding with Obama; while JFK certainly did this in his own right, it mainly occurred after his death, when many people pondered on "what could have been." Who would be ready for the White House? JFK. He was a hero in the PT 109 incident and many people felt that his age wouldn't entirely be a factor in his presidency (many saw his youth as a fresh change to Eisenhower). Obama is still facing these problems. All in all, I believe that JFK would secure the nomination. Without JFK and RFK, who knows if Obama might be running now, the Kennedy family was extremely influential in securing African American rights.
How does Obama relate to JFK?
Well, there are the surface resemblances: both were handsome, genial former Senators with photogenic families. Both were quite young for a President. Both had senses of humor, even at their own expense. Both were trailblazers: Kennedy as the first Catholic President, and Obama as the first Black.Both were perceived as the beginning of something new—but really weren’t. There was a lot of substance there, but in both cases style was most of what was seen by the public.Both were perceived as being more liberal that they actually were.Both pursued fairly aggressive but still limited defense policies, with mixed results.But Kennedy had relatively smooth relations with the opposition, whereas Obama encountered early and stubborn, even irrational, obstructionism from the Republicans in Congress, to the point that on occasions when he proposed polciies that had originally been Republican ideas, they wre rejected solely becaus they came from him. Kennedy never had to deal with anything remotely resembling this.Kennedy had a strong politician, a former Senate Majority Leader, a legendary deal-maker and arm-twister, as Vice-President, and he he kept him isolated and powerless; Obama had a somewhat smoother former Senator as his Vice President, and he gave him plenty do do—they functioned as a very successful team.Kennedy’s time s President was cut short by his sassassination, of course, but he wasn’t entirely successful, even considering that. And neither was Obama.
Is President Barack Obama turning into another JFK by being a womanizer?
JFK wouldn't have liked Obama
Who was a better president:JFK or Obama?
Have to agree with Obama Fan. Neither man was ever going to be a good president.
JFK vs OBAMA, which side are you on?
Quite a philosophical difference between the two, eh? It just proves how American liberalism has degenerated into full-blown socialism over the past four decades. From a philosophy self-initiative and open-mindedness to one of heavy-handed statism and government dependency. That's what it means to be a so-called "liberal" today.
JFK put a man on the moon , OBAMA put a man in the ladies room , WHICH WAS A BETTER PRESIDENT?
@Lili I NEVER SAID JFK LIVED TO SEE A MAN ON THE MOON DID I? The statement means JFK started the space program which put a man on the moon YOU CHILDREN KNOW SO LITTLE !!!! HERE IS THE JFK SPEECH ,,,WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON , NOT BECAUSE ITS EASY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwFvJog2... I trust this helps your very poor education on JFK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwFvJog2... DID I HELP YOU GROW UP DEAR ?? OR STILL TOO STUPID TO LEARN?
Comparing JFK and Obama inaugural address?
The biggest contrast between the two is that with JFK he wanted the people to do for the country and now this president wants the government to do for the people. "Ask not what your country can do for you but ask what you can do for your country". These words were from JFK and when I heard them as a young man I was inspired and have tried to do just what he asked from every person. He knew that the government could not do it but like many men who went before him knew that the government was the problem. The man in office now seems to believe that only the government can solve any and all problems.
Was JFK older or younger than Obama when he was elected president?
Do you think that Obama is the reincarnation of John F. Kennedy?
No, JFK said to seek neither the Republican nor the Democratic answer but the right answer. Obviously he worked well with Republicans. Now, how many times did Obama seek an answer OTHER than the Democratic one? HE does not work with Republicans (despite his claims).
Was Obama a Better President than John F Kennedy?
Yes, because he had 8 years to accomplish things and JFK only had 3.The greatness of a President to a great extent depends on what challenges he faced and how he handled them. And the number of challenges is a function of time, as well as the world and national situation.I wonder if we would regard Lincoln as highly if had been elected in 1850 instead of 1860.