Yes, of course he has the stuff to go all the way. But he’s not going to go all the way. The reason is that somebody is going to shoot him. I know it and you know it. Just as sure as we’re sitting here somebody is going to shoot him. He’s out there now waiting for him. And, please God, I don’t think we’ll have a country after it.
John Lindsay, a reporter for Newsweek, when somebody asked the question in a Kansas diner after Robert Kennedy’s first speech of his 1968 campaign.