One of the closest general election in modern history. In the popular vote, his margin over Nixon was 118,550 out of a total of nearly 69 million votes cast. Sputnik was in the air, ushering in the space race, and both candidates were born in the 20th Century for the 1st time ever. In fact, Kennedy would be the youngest President ever elected - though even Vice President Nixon was only 47 years old himself at the time. Nixon's campaign in 1960 pointed to the peace and prosperity of the Eisenhower administration and assured the voters that he would maintain American prestige, leadership, and military strength. He chose Henry Cabot Lodge, US ambassador to the United Nations, as his running mate. Nixon struck many voters as more mature and experienced than Kennedy and led in the polls after the national conventions. But this wasn't enough as JFK eked out the victory, ending the Eisenhower era.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton • Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester • Athletic Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/yd² (142.4 g/m²) • 32 singles • Regular fit • Side-seamed construction • Crew neck • Cover-stitched collar • 2″ (5 cm) ribbed cuffs