Skip to comments.Ted Kís son may be eyeing Liebermanís seat in Conn. (Sen Ted Kennedy, D-CT?)
Posted on 01/20/2011 11:12:19 AM PST by raccoonradio
The late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedys son, Ted Jr., is among the names being floated as potential candidates for Connecticut U.S. Sen. Joseph Liebermans seat in 2012.
Kennedy, the middle child of the late senator and his former wife, Joan, has been mentioned as a possible candidate for Liebermans seat, which the 23-year senator is giving up when his term ends next year. One Kennedy family friend called the 49-year-old attorney, who lives in Connecticut, a great candidate.
No one knew Lieberman would be getting out. I think Teddy would be the odds-on favorite were he to enter the race, the friend said. But I dont know if this is the right time for him.
Another Kennedy insider said Ted Kennedy Jr. is a natural for the seat.
Why wouldnt he be interested in the seat? said the source. He is his fathers son.
Kennedy, who lost a leg to cancer when he was 12, runs a New York law firm and is an activist for the disabled. His inspirational eulogy at his fathers 2009 funeral had some observers eyeing him for higher office. Kennedy did not return a call to the Herald yesterday.
Even before Liebermans retirement announcement, there was already talk Kennedy might run. Former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz, a Democrat who announced this week she would challenge Lieberman, conducted a recent poll that reportedly showed her beating Kennedy in a primary. Others potentially considering the seat include Republican Linda McMahon, who lost a 2010 Senate bid, and Democrat U.S. Reps. Chris Murphy and Joe Courtney.
>>He is his fathers son.
People vote for the name!
It’s the scum we can’t get out of the Washington toilet.
Among the comments:
>>NO MORE KENNEDYS! God, theyre like a disease you just cant get rid of.
>Just because he gave an inspiring eulogy, doesn’t qualify him for the senate.
>>Here we go again. The torch has been passed to a new generation of morons.
>A Kennedy would never get elected in Connecticut. The Kennedy’s realize that their political empire has ended. So they keep throwing around their names in various elections to make us think that they are still relevant. He will be like him bumbling cousin Joe and run away from this election when the polls show that middle class and working class ethnic voters no longer vote for Kennedy’s.The Kennedy arrogance and turning their backs on the working class is un-popular today. If his daddy was a firefighter,cop, mailman or teamster then his memories of daddy would have been in visiting him at Concord State Prison after the Chappaquidick disgrace. They may call it the Nutmeg state,but the voters of CT are not nuts enough to vote for a Kennedy.
>>>Woe to the inhabitants of Connecticut for a Kennedy lives among you. I think that family has done enough damage to this country to last a century. My comments are not directed toward JFK or RFK but toward Ted, Patrick and Joe, all who have been embarrassments and disasters.
>>>Well, my fellow readers, I guess the comments
herein say it all. After last week’s inundation
by the Globe with one column after another
hailing the “Kennedy mystique”.....gosh, enough
is enough. The Kennedy family needs to settle
in to retirement from the political stage.
It’s over. Move on. Leave politics to hopefully
better qualified, honest newcomers with some
degree of self respect and integrity.
The Kennedys are wealthy. Some are doing
commendable social/cultural projects, but they
no longer have any business in politics.
Again, the comments here speak for themselves.
Dear God please, not another one. Please have mercy. I know the Earth is supposed to be a veil of tears but how about a break just this once?
Well hell, the Kennedys are entitled to at least one Senate seat, aren’t they? /sarc
Yikes, can Conn. save Camelot?
Yep, another scumbag Kennedy wants to trade on his name. The fact that this little nobody Ted Junior is viewed by the rat party as a viable candidate is more a reflection on the scumbags and morons who vote than it is any scumbag Kennedy.
Thurston Heinz III says its much cheaper to park a boat there.
Suppose Ted Sr. didn’t die, didn’t get sick; was up for re-election in ‘12. Would he get re-elected? Of course...
Kennedys are like herpes - you can’t get rid of ‘em.
I suppose quite a few Kennedy lackeys miss the easy money that came from being a Kennedy lackey. They must have "persuaded" Teddy, Jr. that it was "best for everybody" he get into the family business.
Those Boston Irish (the real ones, not the Kennedys) can be real tough customers.
I don’t care who the Republicans nominate. They could move Arlen Specter to Rhode Island and tack an “R” next to his name again. I’d vote for them to prevent this evil from re-entering the federal legislature.
Is this Kennedy a good driver?
Herpes immediately comes to mind.....
Of course Skakel doesn’t have any Kennedy blood, but the connection to the Kennedy family almost meant that he got away with the murder.
“Vote for Ted Jr. He hasn’t killed any women!”
Isn’t there a strong respected republican in the entire state. Is McMahon the only person that can run? 2012 is an election where the Dems don’t have a solid lock on this state and there is nobody?
I think we should not panic. Some idiot throws out this Kennedy’s name. He is not in politics. He is an attorney (just as bad). Just the same, I doubt the sleezey Democrats current holding several state-wide offices will want to run. If he does enter, it could be a real dog fight of a Democrat primary.
I doubt the sleazy Democrats currently holding several state-wide offices will not want to run.
He’ll win. With one leg tied behind his back.
More like a dose of the clap.
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