The Best and the Brightest by Steve Payne
says: what if the first choice candidate Robert A. Lovett had accepted
John F. Kennedy's offer to serve (again) as Secretary of Defence? Please
note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the
views of the author(s).
On April 5th, 1968:
the President of the Ford Motor Company Robert Strange
McNamara introduced the Kennedy Continental, the rebranded 1969 model
personal luxury car.
"If he ran Ford Motor Company as well as he did
Vietnam, the days of the Edsel would look rosy in comparison, and we'd all
be driving Volkswagen Beetles" - readers commentsThe rebadging
decision had been discussed at the highest levels of management at Ford's
Corporate Headquarters in Dearborn ever since President John F. Kennedy had
been shot dead inside a customised Lincoln 4-door convertible.
The Secret Service had code named the vehicle "SS-100-X" after the Hess &
Eisenhart company of Cincinnati, Ohio adapted a 1961 model, later updating
the limousine with the grille/headlight/bumper assembly from the 1962
After the assassination, the limousine was repaired and
retrofitted with full armor and a fixed roof, subsequently continuing in
service for the White House for many years before being put on display at
the Henry Ford Museum.
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Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit
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