Letter to the Editor

Comparison of candidate to JFK called 'sickening'

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

To the Editor:

In answer to Mr. Weyer on Tuesday: I'm pretty sure that a "President Obama" wouldn't live to see the end of his term.

He basically represents the best and worst of the country these days at the same time. The best is that he can be elected despite the history of racism. The worst is that someone's going to take aim at him, and it only takes one shot.

That being said, the idea that he's "the new JFK" is ridiculous beyond extreme. Forty-seven years ago, JFK's inauguration speech included, "And so, my fellow Americans, I say: ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."

But he followed it with, "My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."

With all the candidates promising what Washington will give them, I find the comparisons to JFK rather sickening.

Linda Jean Hawkins