JFK Beats the System

Kelley, Timothy
January 2000
New York Times Upfront;01/17/2000, Vol. 132 Issue 10, p28
Recounts how John F. Kennedy's nomination as the official presidential candidate of the Democratic Party helped change the unwritten rules of how to secure party nominations. Single-minded dedication to lining up party delegates in advance to secure a first-ballot victory; Efficient use of television as a campaign tool; Impact of a favorable public image on party nomination.


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