Once upon a time a time in 1960, there was a senator from Massachusetts campaigning for president of the United States. John F. Kennedy was born into a very wealthy family. His father’s ambition was to raise his family with a characteristic trait of leading by example by contributing his family’s wealth by dedicating their lives to public service.
This was his father’s appreciation for his wealth. He insisted that all his sons lead by example. And the Kennedys did just that. Joe, John, Bobby, Teddy and their sisters served their country in many ways, including military service and politics.
They didn’t need to dedicate their lives to public service. They could have sat on a beach in Cape Cod or Florida, or sailed in their yacht on Nantucket Sound and did nothing. But that’s not what the Kennedys were all about.
Today we have another politician from Massachusetts campaigning for president. Mitt Romney was also born into a wealthy family. But he has no idea of leading by example. His ambition is greed. He has no compassion for the poor and middle-class ideals. His goal is to get wealthier on the backs of the poor and middle class.
Romney is incapable of leading by example. That is who he is. He needs to listen to the words: Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.