The emotional effect of the assassination was devastating. Bobby Kennedy was crushed at the thought of a world without Jack.
Life as Attorney General was unbearable now that his brother was gone. But inactivity was worse. Afraid of heights since childhood, he now climbed mountains and skied down slopes that were almost cliff-sides.
The years of struggle against racial injustice more blatant than he had imagined had pushed him into a new awareness of human suffering, human anger, and the need for healing.
A campaign for public office seemed unavoidable. An aging antagonist of President Kennedy was now strolling toward re-election in New York State. Bobby finally took the leap.
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