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Vice Presidential Candidates Bentsen and Quayle Debate

October 13, 1988

I am utterly appalled that Quayle had the gall to compare his experience to that of Kennedy. When John Kennedy ran for President, he had far more than just experience in Congress to his credit. He was a war hero, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and a seasoned world traveler. Kennedy was perhaps the best qualified man to run for President in this half of the 20th Century. For Quayle to link their names is an insult to the memory of this martyred hero. Kennedy and Quayle together stand as proof that Quayle is right when he says that you should judge a man not by his age but by his accomplishments and experience. Unfortunately for Quayle, he fails his own test miserably.

STEVEN RENICK

Los Angeles

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