I don't understand that aid's words.
They watched Cronkite remove, replace, and again remove his horn-rimmed spectacles; a muscle in his jaw trembled violently; he confirmed that the President was gone. One of Kennedy's minor aides said, "What a shame— just as he was getting so many things going." Dean Markham, trying to concentrate on larger problems, could only marvel at the incongruity of this scene. The executive mansion, he thought, should have been told before the rest of the country. But for all its guards and gates it had become just another house, watching daytime TV.】
what does "What a shame— just as he was getting so many things going."mean?