When John F. Kennedy began his run for the White House more than 50 years ago, there was plenty of excitement and anticipation. He was energetic, handsome and from a famous Boston political family.
But his candidacy was far from a sure bet. At the time, few would have predicted the lasting impact his campaign would have on every election to follow.
Recognizing The Power Of TV
Kennedy made the most of his youth and novelty, says historian Robert Dallek, author of several books about JFK.