What if Kennedy wasn't assinated?


CDNBear
#1
Got any ideas what the globe might be like had Kennedy not been murdered?
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#2
Not much different
 
CDNBear
#3
You don't think we could have avoided VietNam or any of the other messes?
 
thomaska
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear View Post

You don't think we could have avoided VietNam or any of the other messes?

The parents of todays democrats would have "Bush"ed Kennedy.
 
Kreskin
#5
He would've written a lot of books in the 70's.
 
I think not
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear View Post

Got any ideas what the globe might be like had Kennedy not been murdered?


Conspiracy theorists would be bored.
 
#juan
No Party Affiliation
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His extramarital affairs would have been exposed while he was alive and he would probably be remembered as a lessor man. Kennedy would likely have escalated VietNam earlier and gone further. Kennedy did back the world into a corner with his "all or nothing" handling of the Cuban missle crisis. I remember the all night alerts, and the 2:00 am scrambles. I think that was the closest we came to WW3.
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by I think not View Post

Conspiracy theorists would be bored.

rotflmffao!!!

O. Stone would have been a "B" list director?
 
Kreskin
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Quote: Originally Posted by #juan View Post

His extramarital affairs would have been exposed while he was alive and he would probably be remembered as a lessor man. Kennedy would likely have escalated VietNam earlier and gone further. Kennedy did back the world into a corner with his "all or nothing" handling of the Cuban missle crisis. I remember the all night alerts, and the 2:00 am scrambles. I think that was the closest we came to WW3.

The Republicans would've had congressional hearings relating to his affair with Marilyn Monroe.
 
#juan
No Party Affiliation
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The Republicans would've had congressional hearings relating to his affair with Marilyn Monroe.

Yeah, it would have been a bit like Watergate. More questions would have been asked about Marilyn Monroe's death. Questions that still haven't been answered to my satisfaction.

Whatever Kennedy did, he was better than Bush Of course one could say that about any president...
 
Kreskin
-1
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Quote: Originally Posted by #juan View Post

Yeah, it would have been a bit like Watergate. More questions would have been asked about Marilyn Monroe's death. Questions that still haven't been answered to my satisfaction.

Whatever Kennedy did, he was better than Bush Of course one could say that about any president...

Kennedy's cat would've been a better President than Bush, though I must admit having no evidence such cat existed.
 
CDNBear
#12
IMHO, I think the world would have been a conciderably different place today.
 
eh1eh
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Quote: Originally Posted by I think not View Post

Conspiracy theorists would be bored.

LOL. He wasn'y assasinated. He was abducted.
 
Kreskin
-1
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LOL. He wasn'y assasinated. He was abducted.

LOL! People still think he was assassinated! OMG that's funny.
 
#juan
No Party Affiliation
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LOL! People still think he was assassinated! OMG that's funny.

He was taken away on the same spaceship as Elvis. I can prove this because I have a little commemerative button from that very spaceship....I got it from Wal-Mart.
 
Curiosity
-1
#16
U.S. tourists might have been able to visit Cuba from the U.S. as Canadians can do.....

I think it is a shame Cuba is still locked out of American patronage and commerce and tourism....Cubans are a highly intellectual and hardworking people.
 
Colpy
Conservative
+1
#17
My personal opinion is that LBJ was a better President than Kennedy ever would have been. It is forgotten now, because of LBJ's connection with the Vietnam debacle, exactly how "progressive" he was. The Civil Rights legislation that he shoved through Congress with a mixture of carrot and stick was beyond the skill of the Kennedys to get passed. It required a southern Democrat of LBJ's manipulative skill.........

LBJ also was determined to alleviate poverty, white and black, in the United States.......and worked tirelessly towards that end. Unfortunately, Vietnam consumed an ever-increasing portion of his resources and energy.......LBJ was a Texan, he couldn't back down. A tragic hero in the classic sense, a good man destroyed by a events that revealed a deep, personal flaw.

John and Robert were essentually the new power generation in a massively corrupt dynasty.......old Joe was an incredible SOB. I think a few more years in power, and the shine would have really been off the Kennedy family........a shame, though, that Teddy, who is SUCH scum, is the only one surviving........
 
Curiosity
#18
Colpy

That was an interesting essay on LBJ - I didn't know much about his presidency except the war in VietNam as you write.... as to his presidential powers I've never read anything about his work in
office.

I'll have to do some reading on the man - you cast a new light on what before has been only negative
commentary and comparisons with the Kennedy group (who may have perpetuated much of it).....when they or their "sire" was a crook beyond simple corruption....

Thanks
 
L Gilbert
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear View Post

Got any ideas what the globe might be like had Kennedy not been murdered?

A different smelly mess.
 
TenPenny
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear View Post

Got any ideas what the globe might be like had Kennedy not been murdered?

First off, right after the election, he would have pulled out of Vietnam.
Second, he would have continued his bizarre attempts to get rid of Castro.
Third, his womanizing and drug use would have caught up to him; probably the relations between the Kennedy brothers and Hoover would have caused a huge fight and public mess.
 
Curiosity
#21
TenPenny

Are you writing Jack Kennedy was a drug/narcotic abuser? I hardly think so as he was under constant medical care for Addison's Disease and his WWII injuries - he could hardly walk most of the time and chose to keep it a secret from the American public.

I don't see how drug abuse fits the man.....womanizing yes..... but not the former....
 
TenPenny
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TenPenny

Are you writing Jack Kennedy was a drug/narcotic abuser? I hardly think so as he was under constant medical care for Addison's Disease and his WWII injuries - he could hardly walk most of the time and chose to keep it a secret from the American public.

I don't see how drug abuse fits the man.....womanizing yes..... but not the former....

Umm...what do you think he was being given by his doctors?

He was being given regular and large doses of narcotics.
 
Curiosity
#23
TenPenny

I thought Addison's was treated with Cortisone Steroids..... a link please.... a valid one.

Anyway - why are we trashing John Kennedy ?

Are Canadians so rabid now they have to take on the dead leaders too?
 
eh1eh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curiosity View Post

TenPenny

I thought Addison's was treated with Cortisone Steroids..... a link please.... a valid one.

Anyway - why are we trashing John Kennedy ?

Are Canadians so rabid now they have to take on the dead leaders too?

Rabid Canadians are few and far between, but some are at CC. But anyway if Kennedy was taking narcotics if sure wasn't for fun, eh?
Last edited by eh1eh; Feb 17th, 2007 at 04:16 PM..Reason: speling
 
TenPenny
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by Curiosity View Post

TenPenny

I thought Addison's was treated with Cortisone Steroids..... a link please.... a valid one.

Anyway - why are we trashing John Kennedy ?

Are Canadians so rabid now they have to take on the dead leaders too?

The question was asked what we thought would have happened if Kennedy lived, and I gave my opinion. It is well known that he took narcotics. I'll dig up a source.
 
Walter
#26
Anyone over 65 knows where they were 55 years ago today.
 
Tecumsehsbones
+1
#27
I'm not sure what "assinated" is, but it sounds painful.
 

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