JFK's Daughter Endorses Obama in Op-Ed: "A President Like My Father"
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That is just stunning. Per MSNBC. More as I get it. Supposed to be in a NYT editorial tomorrow. Could be interesting, she's a very good writer.
Just off the top of my head, I really feel like this endorsement is a nomination winner.
Obama has already been compared to both JFK & RFK, and to have the closest person to the originals endorse him (other than Teddy, who really can't endorse yet) is just a total deal closer.
OVER the years, I've been deeply moved by the people who've told me they wished they could feel inspired and hopeful about America the way people did when my father was president. This sense is even more profound today. That is why I am supporting a presidential candidate in the Democratic primaries, Barack Obama.
My reasons are patriotic, political and personal, and the three are intertwined. All my life, people have told me that my father changed their lives, that they got involved in public service or politics because he asked them to. And the generation he inspired has passed that spirit on to its children. I meet young people who were born long after John F. Kennedy was president, yet who ask me how to live out his ideals.
Sometimes it takes a while to recognize that someone has a special ability to get us to believe in ourselves, to tie that belief to our highest ideals and imagine that together we can do great things. In those rare moments, when such a person comes along, we need to put aside our plans and reach for what we know is possible.