JFK: No, but I didn’t think it was possible, but I was pleased. Because I had not regarded myself as a political type. My father didn’t, he thought I was hopeless.
Cannon: Go into that.
JFK: I mean, Joe was made for it, and I certainly wasn’t.
Bradlee: Why was Joe? I never knew Joe obviously, but why?
JFK: He [Joe] was more a type, an extrovert type.
Bradlee: Now why did the old boy think you were hopeless?
JFK: At that time I weighed about 120 pounds. [laughter] Where was that picture we saw with Franklin Roosevelt, in the paper?
Jacqueline Kennedy: Oh yeah. That’s in your old campaign photo?
JFK: No, the one we just saw, in the Boston Globe, Sunday.
Bradlee: Jack, long before I knew you, when I was covering the federal courts in the District of Columbia, you used to, in the contempt cases, you used to come down and testify, “Yes, there was a quorum present. Yes, I was there. Yes, me and one other guy was there, which made up a quorum.” And you looked like the wrath of God. I can see you there now. You weighed 120, and you were bright green. You really were.