JFK a Democrat? You've Gotta Be Kidding

Ira Stoll
Show Date
October 13, 2013
Politicians Presidents
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Guest: Ira Stoll


In 1960, JFK was elected president as a (liberal?) Democrat, beating Nixon, a (conservative?) Republican. Today, JFK’s politics would classify as neocon Republican and Nixon would never win any Republican primary he might run in. In a few generations, the principles of both major parties have profoundly changed. What does that portend for the future of the parties today and for the politics of America in the next decade? Tomorrow, join Bob and his guest Ira Stoll, author of “JFK, Conservative,” for a fascinating look at JFK and post-WW II American politics. You’ll learn more about Kennedy than you could possibly imagine. He and Karl Rove might be soul mates! Bob and Ira will also discuss immigration – an issue of particular importance to all Americans. You’ll love the show. Be prepared to change your opinion of our 35th president, regardless of what it is now.