john f. kennedy’s campaign appearance 

at the train station

1960 ann arbor michigan

(with tom payne, patrick mcnamara, governor swainson, soapy williams)

on this day of the first debate 

by the candidates for the u.s. presidency

i look

back to the past 

ahead to the future


hope for the truth

“a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood

in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.”

– john f. kennedy

credits: ali van den broek, ann arbor townies, ann arbor archives


39 responses »

  1. We over here are at a loss how you over there can deal with the way your political system is run. This Clinton/Trump fiasco has been going on forever. I don’t envy the voting process or voters, not just with these candidates but all who follow. From what I know about JFK, he is once again needed. Hope this doesn’t offend anyone as we don’t have republicans and democrats as such over here…. It’s all too confusing. Good luck!

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  2. So tonight you have the first of the debates which will be very much about the two personalities and very little about the policies.
    I don’t know what hope there is for the US. My mum has a saying, ‘you reap what you sow’ and I think your political system shows this to be true. It breeds a certain type and makes it very difficult for ‘normal’ individuals to flourish.

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  3. Thanks for posting this. And I say that selfishly because it felt like a punch in the gut to me when I saw a Trump ad on one of my blog posts. I saw you liked the post I wrote after seeing that Trump ad, and when I clicked on you, I see not a political ad, but a very cool blog post, about a very awesome president (although I was young when he was around as well). So, seeing this post of yours has helped me settle down a bit (after that very disturbing ad I saw on my blog). Thank you, thank you! (If I see that Trump post on my blog again, I’m going to capture the screen shot and send it to WordPress as inappropriate!)

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