United States President John F. Kennedy travelled to New York City and gave this impressive and heartfelt speech from Madison Square Garden on Sunday, May 20, 1962, to help boost his medical care program.
This is a tremendous speech. It shows what a truly great orator John Kennedy was. And it also vividly illustrates how deeply Mr. Kennedy cared about the things he was talking about.
When I watch this Madison Square Garden speech, it almost seems as though JFK is ad-libbing the whole thing. It doesn't have a scripted or rehearsed feel to it at all. Truly remarkable.
I think I'll go out and vote for John F. Kennedy for President right now. (It's just too bad I can't.)
(INCLUDING JFK'S HANDWRITTEN NOTES CONCERNING HIS 5/20/62 SPEECH):