JFK’s only grandson set to pursue a political career after college
Jack Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy, is a chip off the old block
John F Kennedy’s only grandson Jack Schlossberg announced his intention to pursue a political career someday during the Democratic convention when he gave an interview alongside his mother from the floor of the convention to Candy Crowley of CNN.
The son of Caroline Kennedy is a 19-year-old sophomore at Yale and is already tipped by family members to be a major future player.
Asked by Crowley if he would consider a career he said, "Politics definitely interests me. I'm most interested in public service. I think that's something that I got from being part of my family, which is such an honor."
Asked about his political views on the election he stated: “Well in 2008, everyone was so excited, and it was great to be able to talk to my mom and my uncle Teddy and my sisters, and sort of talk about politics over three generations. And I was really inspired, as my mom just said, about the promise Senator Obama made to us. And now I'm really inspired by what he's done so far. And, yes, that's the main reason.
CROWLEY: So when we are looking at the polling now, what we're seeing is young people in particular are a lot less enthused this time around about voting, less enthused about voting in particular for President Obama, although overwhelmingly they still favor him. What went wrong, do you think?
CAROLINE KENNEDY, DAUGHTER OF JOHN F. KENNEDY: I don't think - you know, it's been a tough four years economically. People have had a really hard time. And I think now we're really going to see, though, that people are really deeply committed to President Obama, especially young people. Because I think when they sit down and think about it, they know that he's the one with the plan for the future, for their future. I think that's going to change. I think those polls are going to change.
CROWLEY: It's going to be hard to make up - there's like about a 20-point gap between those who say that they're definitely going to vote, and then young people, who say they're definitely going to vote this time around. I know you've written a couple of articles for our dot-com. What is your best pitch there? I think we heard your mom's out here in her speech that we carried. But why do you think it is? A lot of people think it is the unemployment rate among young folks, 18 to 24, is about 17 percent.
SCHLOSSBERG: Well, I think that young people have a lot to thank President Obama for, actually. I think that he's been an incredible ally to us in Washington, whether it's pushing for the DREAM Act, whether it's, you know, coming out in support of gay marriage, an issue that's very important to my generation, or - and the Affordable Care Act. All of us are able to stay on our parent's plan until we're 26, and that's a really big deal, and I think that a lot of people are going to start getting excited now. We're really starting to kick this off. And I think you're going to see a lot of young people at the polls.
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