January 27, 2008

Senator Kennedy Endorsing Barack Obama

This is big. The Liberal Lion of the Senate is endorsing Senator Obama for President.
Senator Edward M. Kennedy will endorse Barack Obama for president tomorrow, breaking his year-long neutrality to send a powerful signal of where the legendary Massachusetts Democrat sees the party going -- and who he thinks is best to lead it.

Kennedy confidantes told the Globe today that the Bay State's senior senator will appear with Obama and Kennedy's niece, Caroline Kennedy, at a morning rally at American University in Washington tomorrow to announce his support.
This endorsement is more than just a press release and a photo-op, Senator Kennedy is going to hit the campaign trial.
Kennedy plans to campaign actively for Obama, an aide said, and will focus particularly among Hispanics and labor union members, who are important voting blocks in several Feb. 5 states, including California, New York, New Jersey, Arizona and New Mexico.
During the immigration debate in Congress, the Kennedy/McCain Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill received a lot of positive media play in the Spanish language media. The Hispanic community knows where Senator Kennedy stands on the issues of immigration and with Kennedy hitting the trial for Obama it would only help his standing with in the Hispanic community. Even my Grandmother who does not speak English and has no clue about politics recognizes Senator Kennedy.

8 Comments:

At January 28, 2008 3:14 PM, Blogger Stro said...

Now Hillary will win for sure... Having Kennedy for a endorsement? No, thanks.

 
At January 28, 2008 3:14 PM, Anonymous stro said...

Now Hillary will win for sure... Having Kennedy for a endorsement? No, thanks.

 
At January 28, 2008 3:30 PM, Anonymous Caleb said...

This is sickening. I thought a presidential campaign was supposed to be about the issues, not about who gets the endorsements of the remaining Kennedys.

 
At January 28, 2008 4:04 PM, Blogger Eloy said...

Hello Caleb

Well, I disagree with you.

It’s about the issues. Senator Kenney is a strong advocate for liberal principles and the Senator is supporting Obama because of the issues.

 
At January 28, 2008 4:49 PM, Anonymous joe said...

Surprise!! Surprise!! Kennedy is part of the "Good ole boy club" But interesting... Obama is running on change.. curious how Obama would want to be endorsed by a man that needs to be changed out...

 
At January 28, 2008 5:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it is big news for those who think this will add to the BO rolls, my take on this is that it will not, much. TK appeals to the left wing of the DP (young and old), a block that BO already has sewn up. The only additional group that could be added by this is the old-guard Soviet Stalinists of the DP, that might have supported either HC or JE. In either case, they will vote DP anyway, and will have little affect on the Pres election outcome. Also, this is TK's way of re-inventing himself as a progressive so his career can end on a legacy of endorsing a young black man. Pretty transparent if you ask me.

 
At January 28, 2008 5:30 PM, Blogger P said...

Obama, with kennedy. Change.....
Along with Kerr, well at least we have all the ketchup, Scotch, and cocaine we want

 
At January 28, 2008 5:46 PM, Anonymous Diana said...

I am very disappointed in Senator Kennedy! Speaking as an active
member of my local Democratic party, I believe that Ted has
diminished his role as an "Elder Statesman" of our party by not
remaining neutral in this race. Many others of the party faithful
join in this belief. His abject disloyalty to Hillary diminishes my
respect for the Senator despite the high regard I still have for his
family's place in history. Sadly, it seems as though Caroline has
also been "drinking the Kool-Aid" (of being inspired by Obama's
colorful but baseless/hollow oratories-actions speak louder than
words!). He is nowhere near as qualified for the role as is Hillary.
Bill's overzealous behavior over a period of a few days does not
negate decades of excellent public service or justify this betrayal &
I believe that he may come to regret this misguided endorsement in the
future once Hillary gets the nomination during the Convention.

How can Obama even be mentioned in the same sentence as John & Bobby
Kennedy? He is not even near being in the same class as were these
historical figures & icons of the party, no matter how
"inspirational" he appears to be! I am also disgusted with the media
bias against the Clintons--I've turned away from MSNBC for this
reason but now see CNN engaging in the same Clinton-bashing (&
jumping on the Obama bandwagon). They are exaggerating the
significance of Obama's victory in SC, with all the obviously
racially-based voting. We will all see how well he does come Super
Tuesday when a more representative sample of the America electorate
votes.

GO HILLARY!

 

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