It’s Official: Senator Ted Kennedy Is Endorsing Obama for President
Senator Ted Kennedy is endorsing Barack Obama for President. This comes at a crucial time, about 10 days before Super Tuesday, Feb. 5.Â Â Â The senator appeared with Obama and Kennedyâ€™s niece, Caroline Kennedy- John F. Kennedyâ€™s daughter, at a morning rally at American University in Washington, where Senator Kennedy announced his support.
This is a boost to the Obama campaign, although how much of a boost remains to be seen.Â It is particularly noteworthy because Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton are considered to be friends, who at times have spent time with their families together.
Kennedy believes that Obama can rise above race, and bring unity to the country.Â In addition, Kennedy was impressed that Obama dared to be involved with immigration reform last year- a topic the other candidates steered far clear of.
Representative Bill Delahunt, who is also supporting Obama, said â€œThe America of Jack and Bobby Kennedy touched all of us. Through all of these decades, the one who kept the flame alive was Ted Kennedy. So having him pass on the torch is of incredible significance. Itâ€™s historic.â€
Kennedy will be actively campaigning for Obama according to an aide, and will attempt to bring in more Hispanics and union members in some of the key states of super Tuesday.
Ted Kennedyâ€™s endorsement of Barack Obama comes just a couple of days after Caroline Kennedyâ€™s powerful endorsement, in which she said Obama is the first presidential candidate who can inspire the nation the way her father did.
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