Ira Stoll on Obama's Kennedy-Style Free Trade Push


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Back when President Obama was a senator, there were high hopes for a return, of sorts, to the era that ended 50 years ago this week with the assassination of President Kennedy. Obama, recall, came into office with members of the Kennedy family and JFK's White House counselor, Ted Sorenson, expressing hope that he would follow in JFK's footsteps. Ira Stoll says that if Obama wants to be more like Kennedy, his best hope at this point is probably a final push on free trade.