John F. Kennedy inspired the nation with his energy and rhetoric. I remember being ready to join the New Frontier. I also remember that by the time Kennedy went to Dallas, he was feeling the political heat. The New Frontier was mired in Congress. When Lyndon Johnson took office, he was seen by many as a political hack. What did he get done? Medicare and Medicaid, Head Start, food stamps, The Civil Rights Act, and increased environmental protections. So who was more effective as president, Kennedy or Johnson. It’s not an easy question to answer, but it’s one worth debating.