Ted Kennedy Endorses Obama

Posted on Mon 01/28/2008 by

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kopechne-enl Mary Jo Kopechne is still unavailable for comment.

Rejecting a last-ditch effort by former president Bill Clinton, Sen. Edward Kennedy firmly bestowed his family blessing on Illinois Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

“I’m proud to stand with him here today and offer my help, offer my voice, offer my energy, my commitment to make Barack Obama the next president of the United States,” Kennedy boomed to an even louder crowd at the American University in Washington D.C.

“In Barack Obama, I see not only the audacity, but the possibility of hope that America has yet to be,” Kennedy continued.

And in a thinly veiled blast at the Clinton campaign, without naming the rival candidate, Kennedy said: “With Barack Obama, we will turn the page on the old politics of misrepresentation and distortion. … We will close the book on the old politics of race against race, gender against gender, ethnic group against ethnic group, and straight against gay.” Kennedy has been critical of the Clinton campaign for injecting racial issues into the campaign.

For the love of scotch whiskey, you’d think that ba-”Rock Star” Obama was the second coming of Jesus Christ himself to hear Teddy Kennedy tell it.

As near as I can tell, Obama is the feel good candidate. He makes you feel good, but he has no substance behind his message of hope.

He’s a democrat, so I won’t vote for him… he stands for illegal immigration, government provided health care, higher taxes, and weak foreign policy.

At the same time, he could have John McCain be his Vice President.

 

Update: The National Organization for Women’s New York chapter’s “scathing” reaction… 

 

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