If elected, Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) , 42, would be the second-youngest president (after Theodore Roosevelt) and the first Roman Catholic in the White House, The Times says.
Vice President Nixon has no comment on Sen. Kennedy’s announcement.
|Jan. 3, 1960: “Kennedy said the current budget for national defense is 'too low by a substantial percentage' and said he would not hesitate to call for higher taxes, deficit spending, reshuffling of available appropriations or a combination of these methods to close the 'missile gap,' which he charged the Eisenhower administration will leave to its successor,” The Times says. |