The Cumberland Post

The Cumberland Post
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Passing the Torch

This interesting photo shows President Eisenhower greeting president elect JFK on December 6, 1960. Even though Kennedy spoke of the torch being passed to a new generation in his inaugural address, he was an intelligent man and sought the elder Eisenhower's advice immediately after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion and during the Cuban missile crisis. As JFK demonstrated, there is much to be gained by seeking the counsel of older leaders and learning from history.

1 comment:

  1. Would that the current occupant of 1600 Penna Ave had the intelligence to seek counsel from his elders (other than Clinton).