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I’ve already got two posts started, one in my head and one on the computer, but have to head off to a meeting.  Check back later.  Meanwhile, I’ll leave you with the words of that good, longtime, adamant liberal, Mr. Bookworm:  “Does anyone care that Kennedy endorsed Obama?”

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  • Friend of USA

    On a satire site I like to visit, Kennedy is often described as a criminal ( because he did abandon his car in a river with a drowning woman in it..) with a drinking problem…

    which as far as I know are not really exaggerations…

    in light of this, I can not see how it is a good thing to have such a man endorse any candidate.

    and I have not even touched the Ted Kennedy quotes which are just as bad !…

  • Danny Lemieux

    THAT should boost Hillary’s standing.

  • greg

    ha ha ha ha, oh Bookworm, Does your wit never stop? I mean honestly, you’re practically Delphic in your ability to channel prejudice, promote divisiveness. Did your mother not sing to you enough as a child?

  • http://thomaschronicles.com Thomas

    Hello Bookworm,

    I think the answer is unequivocally ‘yes’. The Kennedy’s still wield a lot of clout and although dormant these past few years, I think the Kennedy machine could be decisive. You understand, it is not just Ted Kennedy that endorsed Obama. It’s pretty much the Kennedy family who even to this day greatly influences the Democratic Party. I think the Kennedy’s, who are going out and actively campaigning for Obama, would lend to Obama much needed organization and lots and lots of dough.

    The rank and file liberal American and Americans may collectively shrug, but politically speaking, I think it’s a ‘bombshell’ endorsement against the Clintons.

  • Danny Lemieux

    In the echoes of the post-primary festivities faded, Senator Kennedy sat tired, slumped at the table, as the ever-friendly blond reporter, puppy eyes cocked, camera churning, thrust the question to him:

    “Senator, can you tell us anything about the depth of your commitment to Senator Obama’s campaign?”

    Kennedy frowned, his gimlet eyes focused on the vodka river swirling under the cubes in his gimlet glass.

    Pretty, pretty…my precious, he thought, momentarily distracted. “My Precious”.

    Now, where had he heard that expression before?

    Focus. He caught himself, “focus!”

    He looked up, his expression serious.

    “We’ll cross that bridge when we get there!”

  • Ellie

    I think Sen Kennedy’s and Caroline’s endorsement of Obama signals the end of the ’60’s — finally. The torch has been passed.

    The Kerry campaign dealt a near fatal blow to the 60’s with the nominee’s ridiculous appearance in uniform “reporting for duty” and the subsequent rehashing of all the divisiveness of that time.

    Yesterday and today I had the sense that we have turned a corner. There is a real possibility that Obama has made the entire R field “so yesterday.”

    Yesterday came suddenly!

  • jj

    I don’t know, Thomas, I think most people realize that this is a bunch of poeple none of whom ever held an actual job in their lives; the founder of whose family fortune was a criminal; and none of whose words have, as a matter of history, ever been worth anything.

    I don’t know whether that’s a group endorsement I’d like to haveor not. Probably… not.

  • Danny Lemieux

    Not only that, JJ, but they really haven’t paid their fair share of taxes, given their overseas trusts and all. Not to say they don’t think WE should pay more taxes, of course.

  • Bee Bee

    The NY chapter of NOW seemed to care quite a lot.

    http://blogs.timesunion.com/capitol/?p=6285

    “Women have just experienced the ultimate betrayal. Senator Kennedy’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s opponent in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has really hit women hard. Women have forgiven Kennedy, stuck up for him, stood by him, hushed the fact that he was late in his support of Title IX, the ERA, the Family Leave and Medical Act to name a few. Women have buried their anger that his support for the compromises in No Child Left Behind and the Medicare bogus drug benefit brought us the passage of these flawed bills. We have thanked him for his ardent support of many civil rights bills, BUT women are always waiting in the wings.

    “And now the greatest betrayal! We are repaid with his abandonment! He’s picked the new guy over us. He’s joined the list of progressive white men who can’t or won’t handle the prospect of a woman president who is Hillary Clinton (they will of course say they support a woman president, just not “this” one).