Monday, August 25, 2008

Ted Kennedy at the 2008 Democratic Convention: JFK Would Be Smiling

I don't think our country has ever completely gotten over the assassination of John F. Kennedy. I know I haven't. But tonight's address at the Democratic Convention by Ted Kennedy, following Ken Burns' superb film tribute, sure came close to redeeming some of that lost spirit.

Barack Obama and JFK are in many ways not comparable - times have changed drastically since then. Just look at Mad Men.

But the two are indeed the same in the power they have to excite our kids and our better souls. Carolyn Kennedy was right when she made this point in her introduction of Ted, and Ted Kennedy was right when he said the same.

Nothing can ever bring back JFK. But Obama in the White House in January 2009, and Ted Kennedy in the Senate, and Carolyn in some cabinet position, too, would be a great start. JFK would be smiling.

More Infinite Regress Democratic Convention Coverage
: Olbermann to Scarborough on MSNBC: "Jesus, Joe, Get A Shovel" ... Michelle Obama's Speech: Bringing Home America

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