A few days after Caroline Kennedy and Ted Kennedy threw their endorsements behind Barack Obama, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Kerry Kennedy came out on Hillary’s side in an op-ed with the Los Angeles Times.
The loftiest poetry will not solve these issues. We need a president willing to engage in a fistfight to safeguard and restore our national virtues.
We have worked with Hillary Clinton for 15 years (and in Kathleen’s case, 25 years) and witnessed the power and depth of her convictions firsthand. We’ve seen her formidable work ethic, courage in the face of adversity and her dignity and clear head in crisis. We’ve also seen her two-fisted willingness to enter the brawl when America’s principles are challenged. Her measured rhetoric, political savvy and pragmatism shield the heart of our nation’s most determined and most democratic warrior.
This all just makes me want to sit in on a Kennedy Thanksgiving dinner. There will be gravy. There will be wine. There will be blood.