Monday, January 28, 2008

Caroline Kennedy’s Words

I have always liked and admired Caroline Kennedy. Life has made her path difficult but she always comes through with grace.

Your probably know by now that yesterday in the New York Times, she endorsed Barack Obama.

You can read her whole piece here. Her closing words are beautiful.

“I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans.”

24 Comments:

Blogger Distributorcap said...

she is a class act all the way - while she has had a lot in life, she has also suffered quite a bit....

her words actually do mean something...

and today her uncle ted endorsed obama -- this is got to be killing hillary inside.

too bad

January 28, 2008 3:43 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

Of course the Clinton's will act like this never happened as they are forgetting South Carolina.

January 28, 2008 5:16 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

looks like he is gonna be the man. At least he getting some big endorsements at this point- we shall see what happens

January 28, 2008 6:00 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Pretty hefty endorsement especially since Ted followed her lead. Going to be a horse race.

January 28, 2008 6:14 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

i heard it and i loved it.

January 28, 2008 6:24 AM  
Anonymous Knox Rover said...

As an Independent, I could care less what the Kennedy clan has to say. I'm still waiting for Obama to talk about the nuts and bolts of what he plans to do. Waiving around the twin flags of "vision" and "change" without backing them up with a solid plan means nothing but magic tricks to me.

January 28, 2008 6:26 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Yeah, I was hoping for more than empty words.

January 28, 2008 6:30 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

I don't know much about her, but I approve of what she said about Obama, if any of them can improve things maybe he can.

January 28, 2008 7:20 AM  
Blogger Aikäne said...

I voted absentee last Tuesday - and agree with Caroline.

Obama looks to America's future

January 28, 2008 7:55 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

I bet the Clintons are just going nuts over this right now. To make matters worse (for them), Ted is about to endorse Barack too.

I don't care who gets the democratic nod as long as they make it all the way to the White House.

January 28, 2008 8:00 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I read the endorsement and was looking for something more than a "feeling." Yes, I want to be inspired by the next President, but I want it to be because s/he has a succinct and compelling platform. I want to be stirred by action not poetics.

January 28, 2008 8:16 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

I can't support any of the Democratic frontrunners, because they all support the Death Penalty.

But Obama is the best of the bunch.

January 28, 2008 9:10 AM  
Anonymous Joe the Troll said...

Now I've got that damned Neil Diamond song in my head.

January 28, 2008 9:17 AM  
Blogger Batocchio said...

I like some of Obama's speeches, but some of his rhetoric about "bipartisanship" and praising Reagan is either naive or pretty bad pandering. I'll vote for him in the general should he get the nomination, of course. And I do think Caroline Kennedy does capture Obama's central appeal for many.

January 28, 2008 11:28 AM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

Rumor has it that Al Gore is probably going to endorse Obama also.

I hope Obama can continue to take the high road during this long battle. I read Bill Clinton is going to soft pedal his act a bit since it seemed to backfire. I'd like to feel that all of the Democrats are on the same side, not that they hate each other.

January 28, 2008 1:20 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

Also, meant to say, I was very impressed with Caroline's article. For her to say Obama is inspiring is an important statement.

January 28, 2008 1:21 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Caroline Kennedy article was inspiring, but was it enough to bring anymore Democrats to the Obama table?

I have not made up my mind yet, but there is a lot I like and dislike about all three candidates.

At some point I must decide which direction to go, not because someone else is inspired, but how I am ready to put my trust in a candidate.

January 28, 2008 5:54 PM  
Blogger Spartacus said...

I agree with all here that Caroline Kennedy is a class act, but pardon for not finding this article inspiring in the least bit. Obama has not said much of his plan beyond staying point with his "change" message. He says little about the war in Iraq, about the erosion of our civil liberties, and less about the real fixes to the economy. He stated he would support a stimulus package with the added unemployment and Social Security benefits, but says nothing the long-term economic medicine this country needs.

I'm still not decide on who I'll cast my vote for in the NY primary on Feb. 5, but even if the Kennedys like him, I don't.

January 28, 2008 9:10 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

Caroline was wonderful. She is definitely a credit to Jack and Jackie. What wasn't wonderful was the MSM coverage and the Teddy endorsement before Super Tuesday.

Caroline and Patrick endorsed Obama (same generation). Robert Kennedy, Jr. and both of his sisters endorsed Clinton (same generation). Fine - no problem.

Eunice is setting it out so far. The Shrivers are not taking a position, but Teddy comes along and barges his way into the election.

I don't like being herded so that event made up my mind totally. I won't be voting for Obama since I prefer the ballot box to bulldozers.

January 29, 2008 7:27 AM  
Blogger annie said...

this is a time for everyone to dig deep and cop to their own racist beliefs, no matter how well-hidden. this country is still incredibly racist AND sexist... and that makes me very sad. i sometimes wonder whether people can't get behind obama because they are unable get past his skin color. change your mindset, i say.

January 29, 2008 8:58 AM  
Anonymous scott said...

It is very easy to sanitize and idealize the memory of JFK and those more optimistic times (threat of nuclear annihilation not withstanding.) Given a full two terms and a crack at all the showgirls in Vegas and credit for the war that went to LBJ, Kennedy might be held in considerably lower esteem. It is all a what-if, but if we indulge in a cult of personality, we are no more thoughtful that Dubya’s Faithful Thirty Percent. The number of candidates is declining. I’d recommend giving them all a good hard look in the mouth.

I am still not ready to forgive Teddy’s scorched-earth approach to Carter’s second nomination, so his endorsement is a mild negative for me.

Ah, Annie. I also don’t know whether the “center” of the socio-political spectrum is really ready to go color-blind. If Mr. Obama is the candidate, I am afraid that we won’t know until the evening of the first Tuesday in November.

January 29, 2008 10:10 AM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

Thank You for posting this--I missed it and now I have access.... I thank you!

January 31, 2008 8:27 AM  
Blogger no_slappz said...

Obama? Another JFK? Not a chance. And that's good news for Obama's sake.

Is Obama banging any movie stars? No. Is cheating on his wife a way of life for him. Not likely.

If elected would he invade a nearby communist country as one of his first presidential acts? Not likely.

Kennedy ran to the right of Nixon on foreign policy. Does that sound like Obama? No.

Meanwhile, in 1963 Kennedy sought a budget in which defense spending was 50% of total expenditures.

Does that sound like Obama? No.

Most Americans have no memory of President Kennedy, and that growing pool includes his daughter.

February 02, 2008 4:50 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Yes, I read it about a week ago. It also touched me and left me speechless for the moment.

Obama 'o8

February 07, 2008 6:48 AM  

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