” For all of the nostalgia about JFK, few people can point to any real accomplishments during his presidency-—”
JFK was a beneficiary of “The Died Young” syndrome.
Had he lived until age 90 he would have been just another ex-president.
The same can be said about Marilyn Monroe and James Dean. They are considered great actors because of the early deaths.
They were so-so actors.
I remember Salieri saying,in the movie “Amadeus”, that no one remembered his musical genius because he lived too long. Mozart had died young and was remembered and adored.