Monday, January 28, 2008

Kennedys Endorse Obama

Fresh off a big win in the South Carolina primary, Barack Obama has another reason to celebrate. In a New York Times editorial over the weekend, Caroline Kennedy endorsed Barack Obama for President for reasons that are "patriotic, political and personal, and the three are intertwined".

The editorial makes numerous references to her father and parallels the need for chance in leadership in the respective eras. She concludes:

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.
Today, Senator Edward Kennedy, joined his niece Caroline at the American University in Washington in endorsing Obama. Aside from the added publicity, Time details reasons why the Senator Kennedy's endorsement is a big deal here.

Hilary Clinton has received some Kennedy support as well. Robert F. Kennedy's daughter, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, as well as her siblings, Bobby and Kerry, have given their support to the Clinton campaign.

- Annie Noa Kenet, Toronto

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