Young Kennedy also spoke passionlessly. Frankly, if he's going to do that he might as well read the telephone book.
Compare his delivery (not the words, just the delivery) to that of Elizabeth Warren. Or Bernie Sanders. Or, in a very different way, Joe Biden.
He has even lost the New England burr that, like or hate what they were saying, gave Jack and Bobby (and later Teddy) some listenability.
The New York Crank