Many people, Kennedys among them, have drawn comparisons between Barack Obama and the Kennedy legacy. Pete Hamill
, journalist and novelist who contributed an essay to A Time it Was: Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties
(Abrams, 2008), Chris Smith
, contributing editor to New York Magazine
, and Frederick Harris
, professor of political science at Columbia University
and director of the Center on African-American Politics and Society, talk about RFK's 1968 campaign and its relevance today.