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There is something about John F Kennedy Could it be his charisma and charm that still entrances America Maybe it is his elevated status as a pop culture icon that bedazzles most American citizens It might be the martyr status he attained through his tragic assassination that makes American culture revere him as a President Whatever the reason is that defines John F Kennedy as probably one of the most beloved Presidents in American History one assumption by many is that it has nothing to do with his political legacy Many respected historians will tell you that he has an insubstantial political legacy Using the body of legislation that was passed during his short time in office as evidence historians say that significant legislation was lacking More than likely they will remark about his emphasis on rhetoric and his deficient action On the other hand many historians and writers contend his political legacy reverberates to this very day They claim that through his mastery of that novel medium of his day Television his inclusion of culture into the office of President and most of all his idealism echoes in todays political atmosphere In total the latter argument is actually stronger Although JFK does lack substantial legislation that would bolster a claim to a significant political legacy in other ways John F Kennedy has such an intense political legacy that to this very day the Presidency of the United States cannot escape it In respect to truly monumental legislation John F Kennedy does lack and therefore the people who say he does not have a true political legacy have a point These critics believe a true political legacy is in what the President has accomplished legislatively in the White House With Kennedy they state he was more talk than action They do concede it was not truly do to his lack of initiative He did have many proposals but because he was
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