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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 11:25 AM
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23. I did say that I doubted that would be the keynote
but I do think they are among the party elders - just as Kerry gave Gore and Carter speeches. In fact, Kerry was the first to give Carter a speech since he lost.

I do think if you look back to Kerry's and Kennedy's endorsement speeches you may see why I mentioned them. Unlike the Clinton speeches at both the Gore and Kerry conventions, the endorsement was all about Obama - instead of over half about the speaker. They made very compelling cases.

The other thing is that Kerry is one of these most respected foreign policy leaders in the Democratic party. Even before 2004, he was one of the people who always were on talk shows representing the party - just as Biden was. (Compared to Biden, Kerry is by far the more eloquent and better speech giver - and I think especially after hearing Obama last week, that he is closer to Kerry's positions than Biden's.)
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  -Kennedy completes chemo treatment so perhaps he could do the keynote my3boyz  Jul-26-08 05:05 PM   #0 
  - I'm really glad he's responding to the treatment. I don't mean to sound  napi21   Jul-26-08 05:11 PM   #1 
  - It's hard to imagine him without his hair, isn't it. That  Laura PackYourBags   Jul-26-08 05:17 PM   #3 
     - I didn't know that either  democrattotheend   Jul-26-08 05:50 PM   #5 
     - My understanding is that Kerry underwent surgery to get himself cancer free before the campaign in  CTyankee   Jul-26-08 05:54 PM   #7 
     - From Kerry's talk at Livestrong in 2006, I think it was more related  karynnj   Jul-26-08 07:23 PM   #11 
     - From what I heard when Kennedy was first diagnosed is that  my3boyz   Jul-26-08 07:40 PM   #15 
     - It was big news in early 2003  karynnj   Jul-26-08 07:15 PM   #9 
        - wha? was it prostate cancer? i missed that whole story.  elehhhhna   Jul-27-08 08:34 AM   #16 
     - He had the surgery in Feb2003. Still undergoing treatment he looked beat on the trail  blm   Jul-27-08 08:52 AM   #18 
     - as I remember, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer around  MBS   Jul-27-08 09:48 AM   #21 
        - here are some clips of Kerry's speech  MBS   Jul-27-08 09:57 AM   #22 
  - It would be most poignant indeed if he is up to it.  AtomicKitten   Jul-26-08 05:15 PM   #2 
  - If he can't handle the whole thing, perhaps he intro Caroline.  elehhhhna   Jul-26-08 05:21 PM   #4 
  - I admire the heck out of her  MonkeyFunk   Jul-26-08 07:16 PM   #10 
     - I liked her past speeches  karynnj   Jul-26-08 07:28 PM   #13 
     - Yeah  MonkeyFunk   Jul-26-08 07:31 PM   #14 
     - I'd like a little wider representation that just Kerry and the Kennedy's  dansolo   Jul-27-08 09:23 AM   #20 
        - I did say that I doubted that would be the keynote  karynnj   Jul-27-08 11:25 AM   #23 
     - I agree 100%. I even thought her O endorsement was slightly  Laura PackYourBags   Jul-27-08 08:53 AM   #19 
  - Would prolly be my choice, if he's even in the ballpark of able....  BlooInBloo   Jul-26-08 05:52 PM   #6 
  - I Love Ted Kennedy  otohara   Jul-26-08 06:14 PM   #8 
     - Kennedy Should Go To Cuba For Possible Treatment  Better Believe It   Jul-26-08 07:27 PM   #12 
        - Very interesting - reminds me of how the Cubans cured the  Laura PackYourBags   Jul-27-08 08:51 AM   #17 

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