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Ted Jr. may follow in dad’s footsteps
Boston Herald ^ | 9/14/12 | Joe Battenfeld

Posted on 09/14/2012 10:07:24 AM PDT by raccoonradio

With one Kennedy already on the ballot this fall, don’t be surprised to see another member of the political clan soon make a bid to join the family business.

Edward M. Kennedy Jr., the eldest son of the late Massachusetts senator, is consulting with a veteran Washington political hand in a clear sign he’s seriously considering a run for office, the Herald has learned.

The 50-year-old Kennedy brought in longtime Democratic strategist Steve McMahon to help him coordinate media interviews at the party convention in Charlotte, and several sources say McMahon also is helping Kennedy with political advice.

Kennedy lives in Connecticut with his wife, Kiki, and two teenage children and runs a New York-based health care services business, but he also could look at a political run in Massachusetts, where his family is still viewed warmly by most voters.

“He’s aware his father always wanted him to serve,” said one Democratic source who is close to Kennedy.

Kennedy’s younger brother, former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, also is urging Ted Jr. to make a run for office, sources said.

In an interview with the Herald at the Democratic convention, Ted Jr. did nothing to douse speculation about his political ambitions, saying, “Hopefully one day I’ll have the honor to serve.”

But Kennedy’s decision to use McMahon as an unpaid adviser has raised even more eyebrows among Massachusetts Democrats. McMahon, a former aide to the late senator, told the Herald he did help out Ted Jr. during the convention but would not comment about whether they’ve discussed a political run.

The big question is whether Kennedy will stay in Connecticut or move to Massachusetts, where there is a wide-open governor’s race in 2014 and a possible U.S. Senate seat opening if President Obama wins re-election and names Democratic incumbent John Kerry as his secretary of state.

Even though the family’s political clout has waned since the elder Kennedy’s death, state Democrats have enthusiastically embraced Joseph P. Kennedy III, son of former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, who is making a bid for Congress. Kennedy easily won his primary and faces Republican Sean Bielat in November.

But sources said Ted Kennedy Jr. has “no plans” to leave Connecticut and move to Massachusetts right now. Kennedy is well known in Democratic circles in Connecticut and has been encouraged to run for office there.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Connecticut; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: connecticut; dynasticpolitics; dynasty; enoughalready; irishtinkers; joejoejoe; kennedy; kennedycult; massachusetts; tedkennedy
>>Ted Jr. may follow in dad’s footsteps

He's gonna get drunk and drive off a bridge?

1 posted on 09/14/2012 10:07:29 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Let’s just skip all the stuff in the middle and go to the happy ever after.


2 posted on 09/14/2012 10:08:56 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: raccoonradio

“Ted Jr. may follow in dad’s footsteps”

Fat, drunk and stupid?


3 posted on 09/14/2012 10:09:11 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Er um I'll give you roide to th' ferry, Mary Jo, no wait that was my dad. There you go, why don't you ask Osama Bin La--er, Osama Obama. Obama. Because er because he won by er such a large amount. No that was him too. Hello? Hello. Now you listen here, (Howie) Carr em er ah...

4 posted on 09/14/2012 10:09:53 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Into a lake ?


5 posted on 09/14/2012 10:10:37 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: raccoonradio

why revive the scourge of the kennedys?

blessings, bobo


6 posted on 09/14/2012 10:11:52 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: raccoonradio

He looks even more stupid than his father.


7 posted on 09/14/2012 10:12:03 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: raccoonradio
Ted Jr. may follow in dad’s footsteps

and those footsteps lead right to Chappaquiddick creek.

8 posted on 09/14/2012 10:13:06 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: raccoonradio
Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son!
9 posted on 09/14/2012 10:13:38 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: raccoonradio

Keep his paws off the Oldsmobile.


10 posted on 09/14/2012 10:14:12 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: raccoonradio

That’s all we need - another fat, drunk, dumb limousine liberal screwing things up.


11 posted on 09/14/2012 10:14:32 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: raccoonradio

Ted, John John, Patches, and the Swimmer
12 posted on 09/14/2012 10:16:31 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
“He’s aware his father always wanted him to serve,” said one Democratic source who is close to Kennedy.

Of course, the Kennedys don't go into politics, the serve. You'll see that used consistently whenever Dim operatives or members of the Lap Dog media talk about an ambitious, power-hungry Kennedy going into politics.

13 posted on 09/14/2012 10:18:07 AM PDT by Will88
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To: raccoonradio

Follow in his Dad’s footsteps? Dress cool and bring a lot of lemonade. Not easy being a Senator (D-HELL).


14 posted on 09/14/2012 10:20:04 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: raccoonradio

Wiki.:
>>Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy, Jr. (born September 26, 1961) is an American entrepreneur, investment banker and lawyer.

If his name were Edward Moore, his possible candidacy would be a joke.


15 posted on 09/14/2012 10:20:23 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Steely Tom

The Kennedys thoroughly disgust me. They are treated as royalty, but their “service” is nothing more than self-aggrandizement and has caused irreparable harm to our land. Their leftist policies of wealth redistribution, all the while insulating themselves from the little people and keeping their fortunes intact, is sickening. I may not live to see it, but I hope there comes a day when the Kennedys in public office is just a rancid footnote in history.


16 posted on 09/14/2012 10:21:32 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: raccoonradio

Too bad that Rose Kennedy didn’t listen to Sandra Fluke..the country would be sooooo better off..


17 posted on 09/14/2012 10:21:46 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: raccoonradio
Ted Jr. may follow in dad’s footsteps

Or his tire tracks.

18 posted on 09/14/2012 10:23:26 AM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: raccoonradio

He’s gonna get drunk and drive off a bridge?

LOL!


19 posted on 09/14/2012 10:24:45 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied,economy died.)
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To: raccoonradio


20 posted on 09/14/2012 10:25:10 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: raccoonradio

Does Chris Dodd also have a son so they can make another waitress sandwich?


21 posted on 09/14/2012 10:30:47 AM PDT by GotMojo
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To: GotMojo
Does Chris Dodd also have a son so they can make another waitress sandwich?

Only if that original waitress also has a daughter.

22 posted on 09/14/2012 10:33:28 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: raccoonradio

Ironic they always say “serve” when they actually mean “rule”.


23 posted on 09/14/2012 10:33:44 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Col Frank Slade
Into a lake of fire ?

There. Fixed it.
24 posted on 09/14/2012 10:34:40 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: raccoonradio

No more political dynasties.


25 posted on 09/14/2012 10:37:25 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: raccoonradio

Can he beat his dad’s swimming record?


26 posted on 09/14/2012 10:40:26 AM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: raccoonradio
Ted Jr. did nothing to douse speculation about his political ambitions, saying, “Hopefully one day I’ll have the honor to serve.”

Wretch and puke whenever I hear a Kennedy use the term "serve".
Bunch of degenerate aholes.

27 posted on 09/14/2012 10:41:20 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: bikerman

He’s angling to become a Chappaquiddick Frogman.


28 posted on 09/14/2012 10:45:23 AM PDT by BIV (typical white person)
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To: TexasCajun

While you don’t have to be FAT, it helps makes you more repulsive.
However being directly and personally responsible for the avoidable death of someone or being instrumental in making your spouse an alcoholic and/or her suicide or having seducing your teenage babysitter or murdering a teenager who rebuffed your sexual advances or seducing a virgin teenage intern in the White House or having an affair with MAFIA babe in the White House makes you an ALPHA DOG in eyes of the Massachusetts voter.
Must be a family or cultural thing.

Ted Jr., YOU GO FOR IT, YOU GOT THE BREEDING; Massachusetts has been missing the Kennedy Magic.


29 posted on 09/14/2012 10:49:51 AM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: raccoonradio
Ted Jr. may follow in dad’s footsteps Might be difficult at times. Isn't Ted the one who lost a leg?
30 posted on 09/14/2012 10:52:51 AM PDT by Mrs.Liberty (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot.)
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To: raccoonradio

Kill women, get drunk, get fat, get stupid, get paid? What a life!


31 posted on 09/14/2012 11:15:02 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: BilLies

People in my home state (MA) are so f’ing stupid, that any Kennedy could get elected, even though their political qualifications begin and end with their last name.

I wish I could up and leave, but I like this state (all politics and resident scum aside).


32 posted on 09/14/2012 11:23:05 AM PDT by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: Will88

Swimmer should have served 50 years for felony drunk driving and homicide for Mary Jo.


33 posted on 09/14/2012 11:45:40 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Mrs.Liberty

“Isn’t Ted the one who lost a leg?”

Yes. I have been thinking the same thing about “following in his dad’s footsteps.” You can read into the rest.


34 posted on 09/14/2012 11:50:13 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: DickBrannigan

“any Kennedy could get elected, even though their political qualifications begin and end with their last name.”

I’m afraid you’re right. JK3 will more than likely win the MA 4th Congressional. Money from Newton and the welfare army from Fall River wins every time.

And the MA GOP? Let’s not even go there.


35 posted on 09/14/2012 11:55:40 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Mrs.Liberty

P.S.

“You can read into the rest.”

What I mean to say is that I don’t want to say anymore. Just use your imagination.


36 posted on 09/14/2012 11:58:33 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: raccoonradio

That could lead to only one thing; more dead Kennedys. (Hey, that’s a good name for a punk band...)


37 posted on 09/14/2012 12:07:39 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: DickBrannigan

It is a beautiful state, particularly the sea coast, with many, wonderful people who live there....like my daughter..
Wish there were more, but then I live in New York so I should keep my stones in my pocket.


38 posted on 09/14/2012 1:18:05 PM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: raccoonradio

Being fat, drunk, stupid, and a vicious liar, murderer, philanderer, and jerk ain't no way to go through life, kid.

But in the Kennedy clan case, most of those descriptions fit and none have yet been horsewhipped or hanged yet as many so richly deserve. Instead, they get prime time tv and adoring Liberal crowds. So go for it, kid!

39 posted on 09/14/2012 2:06:38 PM PDT by Gritty (Obama offers a government-planned life, a country where everything is free but us - Paul Ryan)
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To: raccoonradio

He’s going to open a new branch of the “Kennedy School of Driving and Diving”.


40 posted on 09/16/2012 8:24:09 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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