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Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy, Airport, Louisville, KY

October 09, 1960

Senator KENNEDY. Ladies and gentlemen, whenever we feel tired and a little down, we come to Louisville. [Applause.] I must say that you have treated me, a northerner, with more generosity, perhaps, than he deserves, but I am very grateful for it. [Applause.] This is the fourth time in this campaign we have come to Kentucky. That is more separate trips than any other State of the Union, and Kentucky deserves it. [Applause.]

We will make a promise to you that we will not come back to Louisville again if you will promise that on November 8, you will give us a great majority in this city and county. [Applause.]

There is a month left in this campaign, and I believe it is a month in which we can bring home the truth to the American people about the problems that face us, the truth about the Mr. Nixon's record in the Congress [applause] and the truth shall make us free. And I believe on November 8, when the people of this country make their judgment, what they want their country to be, I think they are coming with us. Thank you very much, and now we will all go to bed. Thank you. [Applause.]

John F. Kennedy, Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy, Airport, Louisville, KY Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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