A Lesson for Biden: How JFK Went Up in the Polls After the Bay of Pigs

Carol E. Corker

Aides were impressed—and grateful. “The president’s assertion—no reference to Eisenhower’s ‘plan,’ no veiled hints of staff members inadequacy or agency misrepresentation—was received with relief, believed brave, began the restoration of assurance,” Richard Goodwin wrote in his memoirs. “It was a smart conclusion. And it was completely accurate. He had listened […]