Editors Note: Dave is pretty distracted today. He lost his weekly notes that he drafts on Sunday which had the Friday outline in them. While the podcast isn’t exactly a “stream of conscience” moment, it is a bit more of Dave ruminating on the recent shows and the course his own life is about to take.
There was a time when the Nation was practically invulnerable. On the night before he left office, Ike explained to JFK why certain things had been handled the way that they had been. Despite Kennedy’s campaign issue on the so-called “missile gap” with the Soviets, Eisenhower had remained silent on the matter, refusing to help Nixon’s campaign by refuting the false claim.
And now, in the office he would occupy just after noon the next day, Kennedy learned why he had been so silent. In that moment, Kennedy would later realize, lie the difference between a campaign for President and actually being President.
As the meeting between the two men wrapped up, Ike reached for the phone, and said three short words. within a few moment, the Marine 1 Helicopter was waiting on the South Lawn. As the two men left the office and returned to the groups they were with, he said, “I’ve just shown my friend here how to get out of here in a hurry.”
Is it happening? There have been some rumors going about, and in truth Dave actually started them, but now the answer and the official word can be announced about the Big Move to the PACNORWEST.
Dave gives you his predictions about the AFC and NFC Championships on Sunday.