Jan 29, 2008

how rousing

a rousing extract from what i've read today, just minutes ago:

WASHINGTON — Senator Edward M. Kennedy implored Americans on Monday “to turn the page on the old politics of misrepresentation and distortion,” as he placed the aura of the most prominent Democratic family around Senator Barack Obama’s candidacy.

Mr. Kennedy praised Mr. Edwards and Mrs. Clinton as friends, but he presented his endorsement of Mr. Obama in a deeply personal way. Seldom does he mention his brothers, both of whom were assassinated, in public appearances. But he made repeated references to them.

“There was another time, when another young candidate was running for president and challenging America to cross a new frontier,” Mr. Kennedy said. “He faced criticism from the preceding Democratic president, who was widely respected in the party,” a reference to Harry S. Truman. “And John Kennedy replied: ‘The world is changing. The old ways will not do. It is time for a new generation of leadership.’ ”

“So it is,” he added, “with Barack Obama.”

*go to the new york times for more coverage. =) florida TODAY!

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