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President Address Convention of Young Democratic Clubs

Dec. 7, 1961 - President Kennedy (pictured speaking to a young supporter) told the national convention of Young Democratic Clubs today to give its attention to the nation’s real problems and not to outmoded political slogans. Mr. Kennedy delivered a rousing speech in Miami Beach that awakened echoes of his campaign last year and brought repeated cheers from an audience of 3,000 persons. Mr. Kennedy gave the Young Democrats a broad hint that he would be campaigning in 1964, though he did not come right out and say he would be running again for the Presidency. “I come here today asking for your help,” he said, “not for the elections of 1962, though I will then, and in 1964, but in the coming months so that this session of Congress will be fruitful.”


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