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Rare pictures of JFK reveal remarkable moments on the 1960 campaign trail as he ran a grueling race to the White House

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Photographs have emerged capturing a year in the life of John F Kennedy as he fought a bitter and exhausting presidential campaign in 1960.

Looking pensively through an aeroplane window, laughing with his three-year-old daughter Caroline and leaping from the back of an open-top car, the man who would become America's second-youngest president showed off the star quality combined with down-to-earth charm that beat rival Richard Nixon.

The race for the White House in 1960 was tough, with voters focused on how to rebuild the economy following the Second World War, the Cuban crisis and the Space Race.

Leap of faith: John F Kennedy on

Added: Jun-14-2012 Occurred On: Jun-14-2012
By: Zipper10
Tags: Rare. photos, of, president, John F. Kennedy, reveal, remarkable, moments, during, campaign
Location: New York, New York, United States (load item map)
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  • Johnson had the lead going into the 1960 convention and came out as the vice-presidential candidate. Money talks.

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  • Great man. If Jack Kennedy were to suddenly appear in our midst today he would be appalled at what the democrat party has become. He would probably slap the snot out of Harry Reid and kick 0bama in the balls too.

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  • My father never forgave Hawaii for putting Kennedy in the White House. Since Hawaii is a reliable Blue state it was a mistake to make them a state.

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