Insert or Footnote – Mrs. Roosevelt
In 1958, after I had written about this incident in an article in the Saturday Evening Post, Senator Kennedy sent word to me through my grandson, James ,2 and others to the effect that I had misquoted him or had incorrectly stated his position. The New York Times also carried an article3 saying that the Senator had said he approved (?) the action of the Senate in the McCarthy case, which, of course, was concerned only with a violation of Senate rules and not with the real issue of McCarthyism. However, my memory is very clear in regard to my discussion with Senator Kennedy at Chicago4 in 1956 and I do not believe I have misquoted or misunderstood his position. I might add that, although Senator McCarthy is now dead,5 the issue of McCarthyism is unfortunately still very much alive today and I believe it is an issue on which political leaders must stand and be counted .6
Written by J.A. Morris
Index to this Document: Canfield, Cass: Joe A. Morris and; Democratic National Convention, 1956 (DNC 1956): ER and; vice presidential contest; Kennedy, John F.: ER on vice presidential aspirations of; ER's criticism of; ER, McCarthy censure and; McCarthy, Joseph R.: death of; JFK's record on; ER's criticism of; McCarthyism: ER on dangers of; Morris, Joe Alex: Cass Canfield and; on JFK and McCarthy; On My Own footnote by; on ER and JFK; On My Own: Joe A. Morris and; Roosevelt, Eleanor: DNC 1956 and; on JFK; on McCarthy censure; on McCarthyism; Joe A. Morris and
Recommended citation: Eleanor Roosevelt, John Kennedy, and the Election of 1960: A Project of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, ed. by Allida Black, June Hopkins, John Sears, Christopher Alhambra, Mary Jo Binker, Christopher Brick, John S. Emrich, Eugenia Gusev, Kristen E. Gwinn, and Bryan D. Peery (Columbia, S.C.: Model Editions Partnership, 2003). Electronic version based on unpublished letters. http://adh.sc.edu.
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