Skip to comments.Pal: Dying Kennedy spoke of reuniting with JFK, RFK -- Saw Obama carrying on family’s legacy
Posted on 08/29/2009 4:58:58 AM PDT by Zakeet
U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy went to his deathbed looking forward to a reunion with his assassinated brothers - certain he could proudly tell them he had continued their legacy through the president who will deliver his eulogy today, U.S. Rep. William Delahunt told the Herald yesterday.
In a dramatic conversation with Delahunt, the ailing Kennedy talked about a reunion with his brothers, and Im confident he could say, I did it. I carried the torch, said Delahunt. From Jack to Bobby to the Obama moment, Teddy really was the bridge. He carried the torch and never wavered.
The conversation is a rare glimpse inside Kennedys thoughts as he made peace with his life and prepared for his passing.
The dramatic and deeply personal presidential eulogy expected today at Kennedys Mass on Mission Hill speaks to the close bond that developed between Obama and Kennedy after the senior senator made his unexpected endorsement in January 2008.
(Kennedy) saw in (Obama) much of himself. He knew there was something special in this individual, said Delahunt, another early Obama supporter.
The endorsement was as much of a surprise to Obama as it was to anyone else, said longtime Kennedy friend Phil Johnston.
I think for Obama it was a transformative moment on the campaign, said Johnston. Im certain it infused the Obama camp with tremendous energy and enthusiasm, and as long as Barack Obama lives hell feel he owes a great debt to Ted Kennedy.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
There wasn't enough room in the headline to add a "Barf Alert" warning -- and I didn't feel one was really necessary given the obviously odious nature of this Ed-Lard-O puff piece.
Legacy of what? Limousine Liberalism?
> Teddy really was the bridge.
An unfortunate, nevertheless poignant, metaphor.
Legacy my ass.
Oh, for God’s sake- what’s next?
A Velvet Elvis painting with Teddy & bros looking down from Heaven while Obama rides his unicorn over the water?
This is absolutely disgusting. The graphic is priceless though.
Take the keys away from Obama!
Lock up the Chivas!
Hide the women!
Obama is going to carry on Ted's legacy!
I expect one within the week:
I am going fishing til the death festival is over. Disgusting...JFK RFK..BHO? Ugghhh!
He didn’t talk of “re-uniting” with Mary Jo? Oops, wrong place!
I bet Mary Jo will be waiting for him.
Oh, for Gods sake- whats next?
A Velvet Elvis painting with Teddy & bros looking down from Heaven while Obama rides his unicorn over the water
Over/under on how many times Obama uses “I” in Ted’s eulogy?
What gets me is those on this site that think people like Kennedy and Bubba are going to have some kind of death bed conversion or when faced with their mortality (like Bubba’s by pass operation ) will have a spiritual awakening
They don’t understand evil people exist and don’t change
Almost posted something that would’ve gotten me a visit from the Secret Service regarding Obama and JFK. Thank god for the automatic preview, huh?
A liar and a fraud.
Puke!...on all of them!
Ted went from “carrying the torch” to being the torch.