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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 1/10/2006 11:09:51 PM EST
what vice pres. debate was that, I know one was quale, he got slammed but what year and who said that?
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Link Posted: 1/11/2006 3:44:46 AM EST
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


"Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy." was a famous statement made by Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator Lloyd Bentsen to Republican vice-presidential candidate Senator J. Danforth Quayle during the 1988 vice-presidential debate. Jack Kennedy was a reference to John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. Since then the words "No Jack Kennedy" have become a part of the political lexicon as a way to insult a politician or other individual who thinks too highly of himself.

The full quote is as follows:
Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy, Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 5:37:19 PM EST
Actually, the line was supposed to include " and George Bush is no Ronald Reagan", but Bentsen thought it better to stop with slamming Quale. Great line and great delivery.

I would love to see someone use this on a Democrat sometime, like Ted Kennedy.
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