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Hidden Stillness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-21-08 01:58 AM
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7. Some Mixed Feelings on It
I have many mixed feelings about that. First, I am unimpressed with Obama and the claims some silly people make, and I was not happy about Ted and Caroline's endorsement, but when I caught the event on C-SPAN that same day, with all the organization, class, excitement, unstoppable-rolling-wave-of-history feeling that you so often get from Kennedy events, I was overwhelmed by it all, and knew that it was a hugely important, very significant milestone event during the campaign, and would probably turn the tide. It had such a wonderful, historical and fun/rally feel to it, like a winner, that I was so impressed even though I have been as unimpressed with Obama as I have been with Hillary Clinton. It was like a great old-time Democratic rally, and I loved the whole sense of the world, from it. I just got the sense that Ted and Caroline decided they could not support the "known 'D'LC" that the Clintons were/are, whatever Obama may end up being. I also understand the anger of feminists who felt really betrayed. My feeling about it was, I didn't agree with the endorsement at all, but I love and respect Kennedys, (and Roosevelts), so much, that I forgot about it, and it didn't affect my opinion of the great Kennedys. Now John Edwards's late endorsement, after all this pretense of "not wanting to affect things" etc., just annoyed me.
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  -I have been upset with Teddy since he endorsed obama Horse with no Name  May-21-08 01:38 AM   #0 
  - ...  48percenter   May-21-08 01:46 AM   #1 
  - being truthful is in poor taste?  Horse with no Name   May-21-08 01:48 AM   #2 
  - I'd have been let down if he hadn't endorsed  sandnsea   May-21-08 01:49 AM   #3 
  - He did it because he felt it was the right and necessary thing.  patrice   May-21-08 02:08 AM   #10 
  - I'm a Kennedy supporter and din't feel let down...  El Pinko   May-21-08 02:44 AM   #13 
  - and Barbara Boxer and Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell  cali   May-21-08 05:25 AM   #20 
  - I agree.  mmonk   May-21-08 07:08 AM   #24 
  - Please tell me you're not saying that he endorsed Obama because he had a brain tumor  jgraz   May-21-08 01:53 AM   #4 
  - that's what it sounds like to me.  48percenter   May-21-08 01:54 AM   #5 
  - well I REALLY didn't expect an obama supporter  Horse with no Name   May-21-08 01:57 AM   #6 
     - Was it supposed to mean something else then?  Sandaasu   May-21-08 02:10 AM   #11 
        - To start with  Horse with no Name   May-21-08 02:20 AM   #12 
        - So he wasn't brain damaged, just fatigued and addled. BECAUSE OF HIS BRAIN TUMOR.  jgraz   May-21-08 03:19 AM   #14 
           - That isn't what he's saying, IMHO.  pnwmom   May-21-08 04:23 AM   #18 
        - That's not what I thought he meant.  pnwmom   May-21-08 04:18 AM   #17 
  - Beyond the pale  Dorian Gray   May-21-08 07:24 AM   #25 
  - Some Mixed Feelings on It  Hidden Stillness   May-21-08 01:58 AM   #7 
  - Count me amongst the ones being "annoyed" at Edwards  Horse with no Name   May-21-08 02:00 AM   #9 
  - I think he felt the two candidates were fundamentally different in their  patrice   May-21-08 01:58 AM   #8 
  - from my understanding of the type of brain tumor Sen. Kennedy has, there is very little warning  ima_sinnic   May-21-08 03:29 AM   #15 
  - This primary race isn't just about the White House  WilliamPitt   May-21-08 03:39 AM   #16 
  - God Bless Ted, that being said, the endorsement thing is simple. Ted hates the Clinton's He always  saracat   May-21-08 04:58 AM   #19 
  - bulshit. typical from you  cali   May-21-08 05:30 AM   #21 
  - Really well said.  H2O Man   May-21-08 07:35 AM   #26 
  - Who cares? Take it to GD-P where it belongs...  Ghost in the Machine   May-21-08 05:45 AM   #22 
  - unbelieveable.  eShirl   May-21-08 06:12 AM   #23 
  - Locking.  Puglover   May-21-08 08:17 AM   #27 
 

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