Monday, January 28, 2008

Senator Ted Kennedy gives full support to Barack Obama for President


Senator Edward Kennedy stood up and endorsed Senator Barack Obama for President. In Kennedy's words, "It is time again for a new generation of leadership."

The endorsement was a huge move for Obama and a slam for Senator Hillary Clinton. The Clintons and the Kennedys have been friends and supporters of one another for a very long time.

"It is time now for Barack Obama," said Kennedy, who is the brother of the late John F. Kennedy.

Kennedy gave his endorsement speech with his son, Representative Patrick Kennedy and his niece, Caroline Kennedy, daughter of John F. Kennedy. Caroline Kennedy also endorsed Obama in a New York Times Op-ed piece entitled, "A President Like My Father".

The group gathered for the endorsement speech at American University, in Washington, DC.

"Like you, we want a president who appeals to the hopes of those who still believe in the American dream," Kennedy said.

"I've found that candidate. And it looks to me like you have too," he said. Kennedy went on to compare Senator Obama to his brother, John F. Kennedy.

Obama said that he would work hard to pursue the vision created by Senator Kennedy's brother, the late John F. Kennedy.

"The dream has never died ... it lives on in those Americans, young and old, rich and poor, black and white, Latino and Asian and Native American, gay and straight, who are tired of a politics that divides us and want to recapture the sense of common purpose that we had when John Kennedy was president of the United States of America," Obama said.

"That is the dream we hold in our hearts," Obama said. "That is the kind of leadership we long for in this country. And that is the kind of leadership I intend to offer as president of the United States of America."

Kennedy had words of praise for Senator Hillary Clinton and John Edwards, stating that Edwards "has been a powerful advocate for economic and social justice. And Hillary Clinton has been in the forefront on issues ranging from health care to the rights of women around the world."

Kennedy also contradicted the words of Bill Clinton as it pertained to Obama's position on the War in Iraq, "From the beginning, he opposed the war in Iraq. And let no one deny that truth."

2 comments:

StCyrlyMe2 said...

I am so happy that Senator Kennedy and his family are supporting Senator Obama. It means a great deal to all of us who are rooting for him and to add the endorsement of the great Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to the mix is more then many of us, who really understand that Senator Obama is the real change this country is starving for,could hope for..

I really think that in time most all American people will see that these endorsements are just a few of the many very important endorsements he has gotten and will get from some of our more respectable leaders, who understand how important it is to put the very best person we can find to unite this country in office.

They understand that this simply is not about who they like on a personal level, but who is best for this country as a whole and they are speaking out all over this country.

We just can’t continue on with the status que, of people whom have brought so much pain and scandal to the office of the Presidency and this country, some by their fault but also some of it not, but never the less they are clear distractions from all of the hard work we have waiting for us, after we finely get rid of this administration.

I believe that American people have suffered enough and it is time that our elected officials put the people and the country first. That is the reason we sent them to office in the first place, to work, only with the best interest of this country at heart and we expect nothing less.

We are witnessing, record numbers of people of all walks of life, all over this country, coming out to have their voices heard and I truly believe that Senator Obama has played a huge roll in that enthusiasm. We cannot afford to discount this important revelation.

We don’t have time to continue fighting off one scandal after another, for whatever reasons the right wing will dig up, so we send someone with a clean slate, to the office to avoid this kind of mess.

Thank you Senator Kennedy, Caroline and family, along with Gov. Sebelius, Senator Kerry, and all of the officials who are working to do the right thing, and for their well though out decisions to do what is best for this country in our time of need..

Anonymous said...

Kennedy's are trying to generate nostalgia and get relevant. Obama is a media darling there is no doubt about that. But, besides a good prepared orator, Obama is not like JFK one bit.

JFK was a 14 year Senator from MA, Obama has only had 3 years as Senator from IL. JFK was a military veteran of WWII. Obama has no military experience what so ever. JFK was catholic. Obama was from 0-26 years (muslim, atheist) and 26+ supposedly Christian - Protestant. JFK came from Old Money. Obama comes from new money.

Ted Kennedy is trying to repair his damage when his friend John Kerry didn't do diddly squat in the 2004 debate b/c the Republicans were able to swiftboat this 2003 most liberal senator. Kennedy is probably going to have the same effect with Obama being the 2007 version of the most liberal senator. Republicans will offer no competition in the media, but they will destroy obama as they had done for Kerry. They are just trying to fool the American public and kill two birds with one stone (Clinton, Obama) The only safety he really has is to pair with Clinton in a VP match.

He still needs more than just 3 years in a U. S. political capacity to run a country. Our government is very complex and just saying getting ride of special interests is not going to fly and will get him killed.

Kennedy was assassinated and if history repeats itself which it will if they elect him as President, Obama will suffer the same fate.