Bobby Kennedy - The Man Who Wanted Change

Bobby Kennedy - The Man Who Wanted Change

JFK was the star of the mighty Kennedy clan. But who was Robert F. "Bobby" Kennedy - the younger brother who also fell victim to an assassin's bullet? After the death of JFK, Bobby was in the political limelight. He wanted to become president and change America forever. For many in the US, Bobby Kennedy's death heralded the end of an era - the end of innocence and hope. Bobby Kennedy early on realized his purpose in life was to help his brother John F. Kennedy be elected as president of the United States. One of Bobby Kennedy's great achievements was winning over the working class to his brother's campaign. And as JFK's attorney general, he was also good at neutralizing his brother's rivals. After JFK's death, Bobby Kennedy spent months in mourning before regaining his old political fighting spirit. He became Senator of the state of New York and entered the Democratic primary in hopes of winning the nomination to take on Richard Nixon in the 1968 presidential election. The charismatic Bobby Kennedy took a quote from Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw as his life's motto: "Some men see things as they are and ask, 'Why?' I dream of things that never were and ask, "Why not?" On June 5, 1968, Bobby Kennedy was shot at an election campaign meeting in Los Angeles and died a day later. Once more, a whole country mourned for a Kennedy. A few months later, Richard Nixon was elected president and history took a different turn.

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