Kennedy endorses Obama

@petebaja (516)
January 28, 2008 8:00pm CST
It was an unexpected turn of events that must have sent shock waves reverberating through the Clinton campaign. But perennial Clinton allies, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and the daughter of JFK, Caroline Kennedy, endorsed Sen. Obama's bid for the White House. The Kennedy clan have been staunch allies of former President Clinton and have always had good personal relations. Will this endorsement of the Obama camp mean anything? Or has the Kennedy name been bookshelved in the annals of history? Do they still have a strong pull in the Democratic party? Or is the Clinton name strong enough to overcome this road bump?
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@gantwick (849)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I have a feeling that Hillary is too polarizing to get elected. Ted Kennedy may feel the same way. He's getting up there in years and would probably like to see an electable Democratic candidate. I could be wrong, though. By the way, I am registered as an Independent, and I've voted for people, not parties. I just want to have quality choices come election time, and not have to choose between the lesser of two evils.
@petebaja (516)
• Mexico
29 Jan 08
You're preaching to the choir. It seems like the past few election cycles haven't been a choice of the most qualified candidate, but rather, a vote for the lesser of two evils. We need more independents like you to get excited about politics and get out there to vote. We need more political parties aside from the two current ones. The Dems and Republicans are so indebted to so many special interests that even when a truly idealistic and independent-minded candidate runs, he is smeared and buried by the Washington insiders.