From Matt Lewis writing at The Telegraph:
On November 4, 1979, Senator Ted Kennedy – the remaining heir to the Kennedy political dynasty – was asked a simple question: “Why do you want to be president?”
Kennedy’s rambling response – which included a lot of “ums” and cited America’s “natural resources” – is often used as evidence that Kennedy’s 1980 bid to oust the Democratic nomination from President Jimmy Carter was doomed before it started.
Close Kennedy observers speculate that the inability to field this fundamental and predictable question signalled that – as Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman later put it — “The guy doesn’t want it.”
Read the rest of the story at The Telegraph.