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Opinion: The question that Ed Markey (but not Joe Kennedy) knew how to answer

In 1979, just days before Sen. Ted Kennedy announced his campaign for President, Roger Mudd famously asked him, “Senator, why do you want to be President?” Kennedy hesitated, fumbled and lost his campaign before it even started.

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In 1979, just days before Sen. Ted Kennedy announced his campaign for President, Roger Mudd famously asked him, “Senator, why do you want to be President?” Kennedy hesitated, fumbled and lost his campaign before it even started.

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