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President Kennedy Will Be "Glad To Debate" in 1964

Mar. 29, 1962 - President Kennedy apparently disposed today of any doubts that he planned to seek a second term in 1964. At the President’s news conference, a reporter pointed out that Mr. Kennedy’s Republican opponent of 1960, former Vice President Richard M. Nixon, had indicated in his book, “Six Crises,” that Mr. Nixon believed he had won three of their four television debates. The President was asked whether he thought future debates were advisable. “I would think that it would be part of the 1964 campaign,” he said. “I would be glad to debate, even if I did, as the Vice President suggested, lose three out of the four.”

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