May 5, 2008
Before The Heartbreak
I was struck by this image of RFK in VF’s new article and slide show, The Heartbreak Campaign.
At first, I thought my reaction involved a fairly straight one-to-one connection between Bobby sleeping with his dog on the floor of this plane, and that fateful image burned into my memory from the floor of the Ambassador Hotel.
On reflection, though, I think there is more to it than that. Nobody symbolized the politics of hope more than RFK (if the term even bears credibility anymore). And then, this photo is so syrupy innocent (sleeping on the airplane floor! curled up with his dog! THE AMERICAN WAY!), it makes the vibe of the current Presidential race feel about as dank as that ashtray compartment.
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