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October 2, 2008

Biden – Palin Debate Preview #1: No Jack Kennedy

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As a visual analogy, fair or unfair?  Predictive, misleading or a warning?

(image: Robert Maass/Corbis. 1988.  from NYT Kerry/Bush debate preview: In Presidential Debates, a Duel of Wits and Styles.  caption:  "HEATED DEBATES In 1988, when Dan Quayle suggested that his political experience was comparable to John F. Kennedy’s, Lloyd Bentsen shot back: "Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.")

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