In 1980 Ted Kennedy thought Chappaquiddick was behind him, and so he challenged Jimmy Carter for the Democratic nomination. It was the most incompetent run for the presidency until Hillary Clinton. The economy was bleeding, and Carter was saddled with the Iranian hostage crisis. Nevertheless Ted lost. He was undone by a single question from Roger Mudd: “Why do you want to be President?”

Ted paused thoughtfully and and then babbled incoherently.

Ted was just the Fredo Corleone of the Kennedy family.

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