Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Legacy of JFK

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.

We have that kind of opportunity with Senator Obama. It isn’t that the other candidates are not experienced or knowledgeable. But this year, that may not be enough. We need a change in the leadership of this country — just as we did in 1960.

Those words represent a powerful endorsement from Caroline Kennedy, daughter of JFK., whose backing puts another feather in the cap of Barack Obama. Watching Obama's soaring speech following his decisive win in the SC Democratic primary earlier this evening, it's hard not to see a little bit of what she's talking about:


1 comment:

patditton said...

Yeah -- let's elect another President like JFK. JFK was a shitty President. What sort of leader brings the world to the brink on nuclear war over a warped principal? Let's not forget that the Cuban missle crisis was started by JFK. JFK felt it was not right that the Soviets could put missles in Cuba -- um, but Cuba was further from our borders that the US already had missles to the USSR borders.....ummm, isn't that a double standard? So, based upon this screwed up sense of right and wrong - the world came to within minutes of ending --- all thanks to JFK. I can't even imagine what would have happened if he'd lived through a 2nd term. I have a really hard time respecting a President who wanted to kill me before I was even born. So -- to Barack Obama -- if he's like JFK, then keep him the hell away from the White House!!!