Teddy Kennedy: I Endorsed Obama Because of Clinton's LBJ Comments

Well it seems the "Slueth", Mary Ann Akers over at Washington Post found out why Teddy Kennedy endorsed Obama over Clinton.  Appartenty, it had nothing to do with Obama's message, record or creditials, Teddy was just getting even. Teddy was upset with his perceived slight of the Kennedy's family civil rights legacy.

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/20 08/01/post_11.html

Sources say Kennedy was privately furious at Clinton for her praise of President Lyndon Baines Johnson for getting the 1964 Civil Rights Act accomplished. Jealously guarding the legacy of the Kennedy family dynasty, Senator Kennedy felt Clinton's LBJ comments were an implicit slight of his brother, President John F. Kennedy, who first proposed the landmark civil rights initiative in a famous televised civil rights address in June 1963.

One anonymous source described Kennedy as having a "meltdown" in reaction to Clinton's comments. Another source close to the Kennedy family says Senator Kennedy was upset about two instances that occurred on a single day of campaigning in New Hampshire on Jan. 7, a day before the state's primary.  

The first was at an event in Dover, N.H., at which Clinton supporter Francine Torge introduced the former first lady saying, "Some people compare one of the other candidates to John F. Kennedy. But he was assassinated. And Lyndon Baines Johnson was the one who actually" signed the civil rights bill into law.

The Kennedy insider says Senator Kennedy was deeply offended that Clinton remained silent and "sat passively by" rather than correcting the record on his slain brother's civil rights record.

While I find Francine Torge comments disgusting, is this what politics has come down to? I do not believe Hillary was trying to understate the significance of the Kennedy's family influence on the civil rights. Hillary was responding to a question posed by a reporter. I find this information very troubling. Honestly MyDD, if this isn't a reason to vote for Hillary, than I don't know what is.

Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Teddy Kennedy (all tags)



TK's actions

are a huge disappointment.

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 04:44AM | 0 recs
I don't know what to think...

Of this latest news on why Ted Kennedy endorsed Obama. Was he really that offended by Hillary stating fact? She was not insulting either MLK or JFK... She was just saying that it took a President to work with the Civil Rights movement to get legislation passed. That's all. So why are so many Obama fans injecting vitriol into Hillary's comments that was never there?

by atdleft 2008-01-31 05:29AM | 0 recs
Re: I don't know what to think...

uh - because that's what ObamaBots do.
Obama dog whistles - and ObamaBots obey.
Obama's racist remark toward Edwards in the SC debate was despicable!

And another reason this Edwards supporter is now supporting Hillary.

The corporate owned media has purposely made this race about race and gender - not issues nor the candidates' positions.
So, since we've always had a male president - it's time for a woman!

by annefrank 2008-01-31 08:40AM | 0 recs
Re: I don't know what to think...

Which Obama remark to Edwards are you referring to?

by Denny Crane 2008-01-31 09:02AM | 0 recs
Josh Marshall had the same interpretation

of Hillary's remarks, which he sensed were intended to compare what LBJ achieved with JFK, not MLK:

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/06 3023.php

So many people talk about Obama as another JFK, and both are/were great at delivering speeches.

But if we're realistic, JFK didn't achieve as much as LBJ and probably couldn't have gotten the legislation through Congress that LBJ did, even if he had survived to serve a second term.

by desmoinesdem 2008-01-31 07:31AM | 0 recs
Re: Josh Marshall had the same interpretation
Josh Marshall has been a huge disappointment.
Throughout the campaign season, he's thrown out principle and integrity - in order to justify promoting Obama.
by annefrank 2008-01-31 08:42AM | 0 recs
Re: Josh Marshall had the same interpretation

lol...on the Obama side we think Josh has been a stooge for Hillary. He must actually be pretty fair to have both sides mad at him.

by JoeCoaster 2008-01-31 09:23AM | 0 recs
Re: Josh Marshall had the same interpretation

Careful about sides, there. Anne Frank supported Edwards. Her attacks against Hillary were far more venomous than anything she says about Obama.

So, while Josh strives for objectivity he favors Obama. Two sides to one.

by souvarine 2008-01-31 12:16PM | 0 recs
This has been eye opening....

Apparently,  as Democrats,  we are expected to bow and genuflect to our party's sacred cows (Kennedy, Kerry, The Media) , ignore History, be "inspiring(what ever that means),"  and more importantly,  be male.  Being the most qualified doesn't cut it anymore.  

by Sandy1938 2008-01-31 10:30AM | 0 recs
Reason to vote for Hillary

"Honestly MyDD, if this isn't a reason to vote for Hillary, than I don't know what is"

Very true. When I decide who to vote for, I usually vote for the candidate who hasn't been snubbed on an endorsement by a guy whose brother was killed!

by mcdave 2008-01-31 11:29AM | 0 recs
Is Ted a racist?

I don't think so but saying that anyone other than King was responsible for the getting Civil Rights legislation enacted will get you in hot water with some of Obama's supporters.  They don't want to hear about it.  They will call you a racist.

by dpANDREWS 2008-01-31 04:45AM | 0 recs
Re: Is Ted a racist?

I understand your point.

But my problem is that TK didn't endorse Obama on his creditials, he endorsed him to get even with Hillary. That's patheitic and childish.

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 04:48AM | 0 recs
you have it backwards

TK favored Obama over Hillary all along but was going to stay on the sidelines out of friendship.

The negative tactics of the Clinton campaign gave Ted permission to do the right thing.

by JoeCoaster 2008-01-31 09:09AM | 0 recs
Re: you have it backwards

-The negative tactics of the Clinton campaign gave Ted permission to do the right thing.

For the Obama campaign, he wishes that were the case. Unfortunately, TK's vindictive side has been revealed. Obama is being used.

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 09:23AM | 0 recs
Re: you have it backwards

Guess who Ted sat with at last years State of the Union.....Obama. His support is for real.

by JoeCoaster 2008-01-31 09:27AM | 0 recs
Re: you have it backwards

"TK sat by my guy and not yours." Big Woop.

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 09:32AM | 0 recs
Re: you have it backwards

So you concede my point ... Kennedy is pro-Obama not anti-Hillary. Thank you.

by JoeCoaster 2008-01-31 09:54AM | 0 recs
Re: Is Ted a racist?

Your comment is false JFK did try to pass civil rights legislation, and medicare/medicaid,etc but he couldn't get them through congress.

But after his death, LBJ used the sympathy from JFK's assassination and his mastery of legislative politicking and A LOT of bargining to twist enough arms to get it passed.

by world dictator 2008-01-31 05:19AM | 0 recs
I don't know what "tried to pass" means

But JFK never submitted the Civil Rights Act to Congress.  They were trying to create a more favorable political atmosphere.

I wouldn't give LBJ extra credit, though, because the more favorable atmosphere was created by Kennedy's martyr-like death.  Both Presidents were proponents of the Act, but JFK's death made it an easy pass.

by Trickster 2008-01-31 07:53AM | 0 recs
Re: Is Ted a racist?

and I'm tired of hearing racist crap from Oblahma and his supporters.

Obama is so OWNED by the corporatists - evidenced by the corporate owned media giving him a pass from the gitgo to date.

Washington and corporate lobbyists have FUNDED his political career. He only "stopped" accepting their bribe money in 2007 because John Edwards has NEVER taken a dime from them.

However, according to Open Secrets, Obama used his K Street rolodex quite frequently throughout 2007 - also evidenced by K Street lobbyists endorsing him.....

http://www.rollcall.com/politics/kstendo rsements.html

Obama is so wishy washy and high on soaring rhetoric that he's whatever people need him to be.
Want a Democrat?  Check
Want a Republican? Check
Want an Indy? Check
Want a corporate sell out? Check

by annefrank 2008-01-31 08:51AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy

I cannot believe in how many ways her innocent comment has been misinterpreted, first it's ant-Black and anti-MLK Jr and now it's anti-Kennedy!?  This is becoming ridiculous.  There was absolutely nothing anti-anything or offensive about her comment.

by musicpvm 2008-01-31 04:49AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy
We live in a male dominated society - with a male dominated media.
Time for a female president!
by annefrank 2008-01-31 08:54AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy:

Go have another drink, Ted.  How ridiculous is this?  They did say his endorsement had been in the planning stages before SC- this is how you endorse a President?  Appalling!

by reasonwarrior 2008-01-31 04:54AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy:

Agreed reasonwarrior. This whole primary season has been ridiculous. My respect level for TK dropped immensely.

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 04:57AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy:

Shocking that your respect for someone who endorsed Obama dropped, especially since you are clearly an unbiased HRC supporter.

Ted is the greatest Senator of the past hundred years and accomplished more in the Senate for working people than Clinton did as President....

by nationatunc 2008-01-31 06:23AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy:

I voted for Edwards last week - but completely turned off by the Kennedys promoting empty suit Oblahma and using him for the sole purpose of building the Dem base.

Supporting Hillary now.

by annefrank 2008-01-31 09:01AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy:

TK has done alot right. But in this instance he was wrong. We should be able to call our law makers on their bullshit and that is what I am doing.

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 09:05AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy: I Endorsed Obama Because of Cli

This kinda confirms what I talked about in this diary, that Hillary was trying to make a point about how Kennedy was an inspiring President, but it took a workhorse like LBJ to actually get the law passed.

Of course, Obama's campaign played her remarks to the hilt in suggesting that she insulted MLK, but that's an entirely different interpretation of what she said.  And Ted Kennedy quite clearly saw it the other way.

Really, I think it just serves to undermine the endorsement to think that it was nothing more than a negative reaction to something clumsy that Hillary said.  I mean, was Obama less inspiring and JFK-like before Hillary said that?

by Steve M 2008-01-31 04:56AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy: I Endorsed Obama Because of Cli

Eloquently stated.

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 04:59AM | 0 recs
Not To Rain on Anyone's Parade...

...but other reports have said that Kennedy almost endorsed Obama after Iowa because he thought he was a unique and inspiring candidate.  He held off in large measure b/c of his friendship with the Clintons.  This article doesn't undermine the validity of Kennedy's endorsement at all and I think a lot of these comments come accross as sour grapes.

Candidly, I think it's insulting to Ted Kennedy to say that he made a big decision like this because of a petty family-related slight.  By all means, disagree with the man's decision but don't try to spin his endorsement as something other than his judgment regarding who would make the best president.  I know its shocking for some of you out there, but some of us actually do support Obama on the merits.  Reasonable people can and do disagree.

by HSTruman 2008-01-31 05:08AM | 0 recs
Re: Not To Rain on Anyone's Parade...

I wasn't making a negative comment about you or any other Obama supporter, but I will not indulge the fiction that politicians' endorsements are based on nothing other than "judgment regarding who would make the best president."

by Steve M 2008-01-31 06:05AM | 0 recs
Re: Not To Rain on Anyone's Parade...

My point was that it's not an either/or proposition.  Of course personal considerations enter into the equation, but the point of this diary seems to be that Kennedy's endorsement is undermined b/c that was the only or primary basis for Kennedy supporting Obama.  I think that is, at the very least, pretty tasteless.

by HSTruman 2008-01-31 06:17AM | 0 recs
Re: Not To Rain on Anyone's Parade...

To be perfectly honest, the argument that Kennedy's endorsement was prompted by backlash at something the Clintons said is one I've seen coming more from Obama supporters.  They want to take the endorsement as a statement that Obama is the next JFK and as confirmation that the Clintons are terrible people.  So I mean, it's the same kind of undermining either way.

by Steve M 2008-01-31 06:34AM | 0 recs
Re: Not To Rain on Anyone's Parade...
and now that Obama and ObamaBots have played the Race card - they're moving on to the Gender card.
ObamaBots are spewing the mantra that we need a male as president. Heard it again on Washington Journal this morning.
by annefrank 2008-01-31 09:05AM | 0 recs
TK's endorsement ...

..does say both things.

He does see Obama as the heir to JFK's inspirational spirit but TK would not have gone public if the Clinton's weren't terrible Democrats .

Ted support of Obama is one thing and the fact he went public is another.

by JoeCoaster 2008-01-31 09:42AM | 0 recs
Re: TK's endorsement ...

Don't tell me....tell it to JFK's daughter and brother. They seem pretty sure about Obama.

Caroline Kennedy: People always tell me how my father inspired them. I feel that same excitement now. Barack Obama can lift America and make us one nation again.

Teddy Kennedy: There was another time, when another young candidate was running for president and challenging America to cross a new frontier. He faced criticism from the preceding Democratic president, who was widely respected in the party 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 with Barack Obama.

by JoeCoaster 2008-01-31 10:16AM | 0 recs
Re: TK's endorsement ...

I'd like you to show me where Kennedy said the Clintons are terrible Democrats.  I think you're lying.

by Steve M 2008-01-31 10:26AM | 0 recs
Politics is personal

I'm not surprised at all about this.  Guys, wake up!  Much of what drives politicians is personal affronts and ego based decisions.  Does it mean it's right that this is done?  No, probably not, but to whine and complain about it is just stupid.  Obama got the endorsement.  Live with it and move on.

by minvis 2008-01-31 05:02AM | 0 recs
Re: Politics is personal

-Obama got the endorsement.  Live with it and move on.

You state the obvious. All I'm saying is that Obama's endorsement is tarnished and along with TK.

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 05:06AM | 0 recs
Re: Politics is personal

Maybe if he used his brain he would have realized that the negativity was coming from Obama and his campaign.

by musicpvm 2008-01-31 05:10AM | 0 recs
Re: Politics is personal

We don't have a script, do you?

by souvarine 2008-01-31 06:28AM | 0 recs
Kennedy in 1980

I take it you weren't around for Kennedy's 1980 run against Carter. No, Ted Kennedy is not squeamish about negative campaigning in a primary. So no, he was not genuinely pissed off about negative campaigning. Nor is he so naive as to not notice that both campaigns have been using negative tactics all year.

by souvarine 2008-01-31 05:15AM | 0 recs
Re: Politics is personal

do any of you think that maybe, just maybe, he was genuinely pissed off about how negative the Clinton's were making the race?

While I think speculation is fun, I prefer to interperate things based on facts

by world dictator 2008-01-31 05:23AM | 0 recs
world dictator

Apparently MoveOn.Org will be endorsing Obama now that Edwards has suspended his campaign

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 05:29AM | 0 recs
Re: world dictator

Me too Undies. I just find it odd that these "liberal" groups are supporting and endorsing Obama. Obama is not a liberal-he's a moderate.

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 05:48AM | 0 recs
Re: world dictator

It's very clear that Obama is a tool for the corporatists and DC establishment.
That was very obvious last summer when Obama stated Bush and Cheney HAD NOT committed impeachable offenses.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/ 2007-06-28-obama-impeachment_N.htm

So - No! Obama would not nominate Edwards for AG.

by annefrank 2008-01-31 09:18AM | 0 recs
Re: world dictator

First, I think every thinking-Democrat thought the "betrayus ad" was stupid.  Second, out of curiosity are you actually suggesting that it was a mistake not to go into Iraq during the first gulf war, or was that a conservative example of your first point?  I couldn't tell, but I hope it was the latter.  History shows that Bush I made the correct decision getting out of Iraq when he did...

by HSTruman 2008-01-31 06:19AM | 0 recs
Ha. So then will the Senate vote to censure Obama?

Hillary voted against the MoveOn censure measure. Obama, in typical fashion, didn't vote either up or down, even though he was there that day.

MoveOn will really play well with Obama's kumbaya message.

by ineedalife 2008-01-31 07:04AM | 0 recs
Re: Ha.

Yes - that was a weird day.

Supposedly Obama didn't vote because he was "enroute to a rally in SC." But later we learned the rally had been cancelled the night before.
The vote was around 12 noon - but Obama was AWOL until that evening. Obviously, the media nor his supporters questioned his lie about his absence.

by annefrank 2008-01-31 09:23AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy: I Endorsed Obama Because of Cli

Eh, I wouldn't take offense. Ted Kennedy's fierce loyalty is what makes him an effective Senator and Democrat. It is also what holds him back from becoming great.

by souvarine 2008-01-31 05:06AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy: I Endorsed Obama Because of Cli

Good point.

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 05:10AM | 0 recs
Kennedy dynasty under question

Odd that Obama, who poo-poohs the bridge to the 20th century, is the beneficiary of the endorsement of a solid 20th century political clan.  The Kennedys are THE thing of the past.  If the endorsement is really just about getting even, then THIS IS SAD for all sides.

by Sieglinde 2008-01-31 05:15AM | 0 recs
Re: Kennedy dynasty under question

Interesting Undies.

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 05:50AM | 0 recs
Every time I think it can't get more stupid...

it does.

by ocli 2008-01-31 05:23AM | 0 recs
Every time I think

it can't get more stupid...it does.

by ocli 2008-01-31 05:24AM | 0 recs
Sorry for the double post

But maybe it did bare repeating.

by ocli 2008-01-31 05:25AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy:

Well, out here in the hinderlands Kennedy's endorsement doesn't help Obama with his dependence on Independents and Republicans to win and it doesn't seem to make much of a difference with Democrats either.

I think all endorsements are overrated. The average voter doesn't seem to care.

by Ga6thDem 2008-01-31 05:32AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy:

I never said it wouldn't help in Mass. I doubt it helps in CT. I consider that poll an outlier.

by Ga6thDem 2008-01-31 05:45AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy: I Endorsed Obama Because of Cli

El Teddy has never been the brightest bulb in the Kennedy pack.

by superetendar 2008-01-31 05:39AM | 0 recs
Re: A Lion without Pride

The Torge statement was just disgusting-I wonder why Hill didn't say anything.

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 05:49AM | 0 recs
Re: A Lion without Pride

They did apologize for that, actually.  Didn't stop the statement from showing up in Obama's infamous South Carolina memo about the pattern of racism from the Clinton campaign, mind you.

by Steve M 2008-01-31 06:36AM | 0 recs
Re: A Lion without Pride

That's been a big part of Oblahma's strategy - ignoring the Truth - and pushing ObamaBots to disseminate lies about his opponents.

ObamaBots post more negative info about opponents - regardless of facts - than positions and voting records of their guy.

by annefrank 2008-01-31 09:32AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy: I Endorsed Obama Because of Cli

Honestly, that has to be one of the saddest things I've ever heard.  I think it's just a matter of historic fact that LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act and later built the Great Society reforms drawing largely from Kennedy's original plans.  There was a profound respect between JKF and LBJ that apparently no one else in the Kennedy family shares.  It's almost as if they would rather believe that JFK temporarily signed all that legislation while possessing LBJ.  RFK and Teddy may be bastions of liberal thought and incredible politicians, but no one could ever forgive LBJ for taking their Camelot away by one slip of fate.

LBJ is one of my favorite presidents, if not my favorite.  Yeah, he made mistakes, but he pushed ahead with an agenda that he thought was right and alienated in the South in the process.  It takes a man of great moral integrity to say that he knew he was risking his party's chance and politicial career by doing what was right, and we all need to recognize how pivotal he was in Civil Rights legislation with the Civil Rights Leader (MLK being only one of them, but certainly one of the most well known) and JFK.

If Ted Kennedy endorsed Obama not out of belief that Obama was the best choice but that he was angry with Clinton over something that happened over 40 years ago, then that says a few things to me:

- Obama should feel ecstatic (but I personally would also feel slighted) that Kennedy endorsed him not only his agenda solely but in retaliation against Clinton.

  • Clinton should be absolutely furious that Kennedy.
  • The Kennedys (or at least just Teddy) still hold that absolutely bizarre grudge against LBJ for their brother's death.
  • If this is true, then Ted Kennedy, Obama's likening of himself to JFK and MLK and every other incident has made this a primary about historical fact verses change.

by ejintx 2008-01-31 06:31AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy: I Endorsed Obama Because of Cli

I read in a few places that Kennedy was considering endorsing Obama after Iowa because he found him inspiring. So Clinton's MLK comment and Bill's comments about Jesse Jackson might have been the straws that broke the camel's back, but it doesn't mean Kennedy wasn't genuinely impressed with Obama.

by democrattotheend 2008-01-31 06:47AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy: I Endorsed Obama Because of Cli

True enough, but I find it disturbing that we're still fighting the ye old Kennedy-LBJ fight should have ended 40 years ago.

by ejintx 2008-01-31 06:52AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy: I

As a long time supporter and admirer of Teddy's, I have lost all respect for him.

by RDemocrat 2008-01-31 07:05AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy: I Endorsed Obama Because of Cli

Good to know Kennedy does not have an ounce of objectivity in his body and did not endorse by the merits of the candidate.

I respect the Kennedy's, but people need to stop treating them like the Kings and Queens of America.

by RJEvans 2008-01-31 07:31AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy: I Endorsed Obama Because of Cli

Did you actually read the source article? My guess is no. Read first, comment later.

by Lawdawg 2008-01-31 08:41AM | 0 recs
Misleading Diary

Read the article. It does not say Kennedy endorsed bacause of this. Perhaps it was the tipping point. My guess is that Kennedy would likely have endorsed no one, but perhaps had a preference for Obama that was pushed to an endorsement based on the words and actions of Billary. You Rodhamites like to stretch the truth.

Worst of all, Lonnette33 left out the part which speculated it was "part of the reason"  Nice omission. Read first and talk later.

by Lawdawg 2008-01-31 08:40AM | 0 recs
Re: Misleading Diary

I sourced the story and included link. It is up to those that read it to intepret it themselves. I wrote the diary on my intepretation. If you don't like my diary, then write your own.

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 08:58AM | 0 recs
Re: Misleading Diary

Nice defense of a misleading diary, i.e. "my interpretation" of the story as you say. There is a big difference between interpretation and flat out misrepresentation. But these things are common for you and other Rodhamites. I have come to expect it. Keep up the good work.

by Lawdawg 2008-01-31 09:10AM | 0 recs
Re: Misleading Diary

I don't really care what you think. I was being polite in responding. If you don't like my diary, then write your own.

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 09:24AM | 0 recs
Re: Misleading Diary

Furhtermore, if you have a problem with this diary take it to the administators.

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 09:26AM | 0 recs
Fighting the battles of the 1960s

So the take home in all of this is that the Kennedy family and their newly adopted child, Barack Obama, are indeed fighting the same old battles of the 1960s?

by hwc 2008-01-31 08:44AM | 0 recs
Re: Fighting the battles of the 1960s

Exactly. lol

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 08:58AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy: I Endorsed Obama Because of Cli
You make it sound as if Oblahma and followers haven't made any racist statements.
Contrary to popular disinformation - THE ONE cannot save us.
by annefrank 2008-01-31 09:27AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy: I Endorsed Obama Because of Cli

Contrary to disHILformation -- pointing out that Billary were playing the race card is not the same as playing the race card.

by JoeCoaster 2008-01-31 09:46AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy: I Endorsed Obama Because of Cli

Obama allowed Oprah to play the Race card - and now ObamaBots are playing the Gender card - by saying we need a MAN as president.


by annefrank 2008-01-31 11:49AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy: I Endorsed Obama Because of Cli

Why is this a reason to vote for Hillary?  I live in New York and have voted for Hillary in the past.  I am not a Hillary basher. I just wish SOMEBODY would start explaining who I should vote FOR (and why), instead of who I should vote against because their supporters are the bigger assholes.

Why in God's name should this article sway somebody in either direction? I just don't get it.

by Aaron007 2008-01-31 09:40AM | 0 recs
"Anonymous" sources

makes me think that it is the Clinton campaign feeding this B.S. to this reporter.

I don't believe it one bit.

by puma 2008-01-31 10:46AM | 0 recs
Re: "Anonymous" sources

Did you say that when Novak claimed anonymous sources told him that Hillary was going to dish dirt on Obama?

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 11:14AM | 0 recs
I Figured This Out Days Ago
I knew the real reason Kennedy endorsed Obama days ago and I wrote about it here:
http://jonswift.blogspot.com/2008/01/why -kennedys-are-endorsing-obama.html
by jonswift 2008-01-31 11:11AM | 0 recs
Re: I Figured This Out Days Ago

Very interesing post.

by lonnette33 2008-01-31 11:15AM | 0 recs
Re: Teddy Kennedy: I Endorsed Obama Because of Cli

"Sources", "One anonymous source", "The Kennedy insider"

Hmm...It doesn't look like Senator Kennedy ever said "I endorsed Obama because of Clinton's LBJ Comments"

Therefore your title is misleading at best.

Are these the same sources that said he made the endorsement because of Bill Clinton's Jesse Jackson comment?

If anyone wants to know what Senator Kennedy actually said about why he endorsed Senator Obama, you can find it here:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community /post/samgrahamfelsen/CGVRs

by WellstoneDem 2008-01-31 01:14PM | 0 recs


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