Lloyd Bentsen famously told Dan Quayle in a 1988 presidential debate that he was “no Jack Kennedy.” The former president’s name came up again at Thursday night’s debate between Vice President Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan (Wis.).
The two candidates sparred over the Republican ticket’s plan to cut taxes. Ryan mentioned Kennedy as an example of someone who has made cuts in tax rates work.
“Jack Kennedy lowered tax rates, increased growth,” Ryan said.
“Oh, now you are Jack Kennedy?” Biden asked Ryan sarcastically.