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Both the newspaper and TV publicity really hurt Keating.
He became rather ludicrous.
He became ludicrous. Kennedy's speeches were well-written.
He had a grasp of what people wanted to hear about
and were interested in. He talked about education and housing
and problems that people in New York City and State were
interested in. But actually it would have been very hard to
unseat Keating without some break of that kind. It showed
how tricky Keating really was to try a trick like this on
him. It was a form of desperation on Keating's part. Keating
must have felt before this he was losing.
Especially in the light of the Presidential race, which
was so hopelessly one-sided.
He felt that there was going to be a terrific Jonnson
sweep and that Kennedy would be swept in with him, and indeed
Johnson did help him enormously because Kennedy ran behind
Johnson in the election.
In any case, I think he made a very good campaign, and
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