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Caroline Kennedy Endorses Obama


Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left, waves to the crowd as he takes the stage with his wife Michelle during a South Carolina primary victory party, in Columbia, S.C. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008. (AP).

By Shailagh Murray
Caroline Kennedy has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama in a Sunday op-ed in the New York Times, the first time she has weighed in on a presidential race since her uncle, Sen. Edward Kennedy, sought the White House in 1980.

All eyes now turn to the senior senator from Massachusetts, one of the most conspicuous of Democratic fence sitters, who is known to have become mighty annoyed with Clinton campaign tactics in recent weeks.

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Posted by: dawn Johnston | May 8, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

There is no way to save us and our virgin innocent offspring from white slavery and poverty. Women/weak will have no jobs, low wages, be without wheels because their cars stolen by power hungry crimminals to be put in white slaver. We refuse help from DHS because they are there to prove we are charity cases and burden to society no how hard we work we will be in poverty. Our tax money will pay for DHS to take our children away put in foster care to be pimp out and film with johns. Our innocent virgins will be victims of seduction on film like Paris Hilton with tears because Icon of great hard working family with morale values of earning your own keep and being asset to society. We will all be victims by tarnish of blood supply for donars on death bed waiting for suitable liver transplant. Us in poverty either by no jobs or so low wages without benefits will be at the mercy of power hungry, money hungry crimminals begging for handouts like pets doing tricks. We are force to refuse help from the evil DHS who proves we are charity cases and burden to society instead of helping us be an asset to society and our children be taken away to foster care/adoption by legal slavery like laundry houses/orphanages of Ireland watch our children pimp out in foster care with our tax money to make someone else rich. If your against catholics, you will endure poverty, white slavery, and your offspring always burden to society, either no jobs/low wages and what little prosperity to keep you have to give percentage to catholic charities. We are starving, sacrificing our sentimental values, extreme poverty, in debt to make ends meet, trying proving we are worthy by hard work to be at elite mercy while watching their life of luxury at our expense. Without wheels, because they kept stealing our cars to put us in poverty to be force in white slavery. Our offsping will never be respected in marriage of prosperity but at mercy of white slavery/powerless in poverty to them. If we have prosperity, we have give to charities to support the elite who in life of luxury are amuse by our neglect and miseries. We endure the neglect of Marilyn Monroe, hard working earn their own keep well love family and asset to society, Hilton with Paris Hilton, and now to draw the line with our children taken away put in foster care at the pimps mercy with our tax money. Why are so many of us women are without wheels, no jobs, or low wages and refusing governmet assistance to prove we are not burden to society because of poverty be at mercy of rich, elite crimminals with better pay/jobs in to white slavery? Without wheels because are vehicles kept being stolen and poverty because we paid for it. Knowing because we are against catholics, we will always be mercy of white slavery, our sons will always be providers in poverty, and learn to endure poverty/starving with no jobs/or low wages. Some day soon, in dept, without government assistance, with out scholarships/financial aid paid for my college, with no job/low wages will be at their mercy in poverty, homeless, in dept, and praying I won't be begging for handouts and have offspring unable to provide for to be force into white slavery or servants to catholics.

Posted by: dawn Johnston | May 8, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

We will all be in poverty making the catholics rich. Your sons if working owning their own keep will be sue for child support to make catholics rich. if it's your daughter, it's bastard out of shame to grown up in poverty or put up for adoption as legal slavery to be servants to catholics. We will all be working in poverty as peons trying to earn our own keep only to have DHS taking away our children to be pimp out in foster care or be servants/slaves to catholics. History shows with laundry houses, slaughter jews,
crusades. WE are starving refusing help from DHS only to have our tax money taken away to support the people without stealing our cars and without wheels at their mercy. We watch our hard working america earn own keep family de humanize by filming of seduction intimacy of Paris Hilton. It could of been your virgin daughter and beleive it started with the treatment of Marilyn Monroe. Nafta took down the trucking companies. Our wages and benefits are down but the cost of living is three times higher. We had the corruption of Enron. This corruption started when Bobby Kennedy Bosses took on poor hard working truckers refusing to drive not fit for the road trucks. OUr worst economy and people struggling in poverty started with Bobby Kennedy taking on Jimmy Hoffa.

Posted by: dawn Johnston | May 8, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

We will all be in poverty making the catholics rich. Your sons if working owning their own keep will be sue for child support to make catholics rich. if it's your daughter, it's bastard out of shame to grown up in poverty or put up for adoption as legal slavery to be servants to catholics. We will all be working in poverty as peons trying to earn our own keep only to have DHS taking away our children to be pimp out in foster care or be servants/slaves to catholics. History shows with laundry houses, slaughter jews,
crusades. WE are starving refusing help from DHS only to have our tax money taken away to support the people without stealing our cars and without wheels at their mercy. We watch our hard working america earn own keep family de humanize by filming of seduction intimacy of Paris Hilton. It could of been your virgin daughter and beleive it started with the treatment of Marilyn Monroe. Nafta took down the trucking companies. Our wages and benefits are down but the cost of living is three times higher. We had the corruption of Enron. This corruption started when Bobby Kennedy Bosses took on poor hard working truckers refusing to drive not fit for the road trucks. OUr worst economy and people struggling in poverty started with Bobby Kennedy taking on Jimmy Hoffa.

Posted by: dawn Johnston | May 8, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

We will all be in poverty making the catholics rich. Your sons if working owning their own keep will be sue for child support to make catholics rich. if it's your daughter, it's bastard out of shame to grown up in poverty or put up for adoption as legal slavery to be servants to catholics. We will all be working in poverty as peons trying to earn our own keep only to have DHS taking away our children to be pimp out in foster care or be servants/slaves to catholics. History shows with laundry houses, slaughter jews,
crusades. WE are starving refusing help from DHS only to have our tax money taken away to support the people without stealing our cars and without wheels at their mercy. We watch our hard working america earn own keep family de humanize by filming of seduction intimacy of Paris Hilton. It could of been your virgin daughter and beleive it started with the treatment of Marilyn Monroe. Nafta took down the trucking companies. Our wages and benefits are down but the cost of living is three times higher. We had the corruption of Enron. This corruption started when Bobby Kennedy Bosses took on poor hard working truckers refusing to drive not fit for the road trucks. OUr worst economy and people struggling in poverty started with Bobby Kennedy taking on Jimmy Hoffa.

Posted by: dawn Johnston | May 8, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

We will all be in poverty making the catholics rich. Your sons if working owning their own keep will be sue for child support to make catholics rich. if it's your daughter, it's bastard out of shame to grown up in poverty or put up for adoption as legal slavery to be servants to catholics. We will all be working in poverty as peons trying to earn our own keep only to have DHS taking away our children to be pimp out in foster care or be servants/slaves to catholics. History shows with laundry houses, slaughter jews,
crusades. WE are starving refusing help from DHS only to have our tax money taken away to support the people without stealing our cars and without wheels at their mercy. We watch our hard working america earn own keep family de humanize by filming of seduction intimacy of Paris Hilton. It could of been your virgin daughter and beleive it started with the treatment of Marilyn Monroe. Nafta took down the trucking companies. Our wages and benefits are down but the cost of living is three times higher. We had the corruption of Enron. This corruption started when Bobby Kennedy Bosses took on poor hard working truckers refusing to drive not fit for the road trucks. OUr worst economy and people struggling in poverty started with Bobby Kennedy taking on Jimmy Hoffa.

Posted by: dawn Johnston | May 8, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

We will all be in poverty making the catholics rich. Your sons if working owning their own keep will be sue for child support to make catholics rich. if it's your daughter, it's bastard out of shame to grown up in poverty or put up for adoption as legal slavery to be servants to catholics. We will all be working in poverty as peons trying to earn our own keep only to have DHS taking away our children to be pimp out in foster care or be servants/slaves to catholics. History shows with laundry houses, slaughter jews,
crusades. WE are starving refusing help from DHS only to have our tax money taken away to support the people without stealing our cars and without wheels at their mercy. We watch our hard working america earn own keep family de humanize by filming of seduction intimacy of Paris Hilton. It could of been your virgin daughter and beleive it started with the treatment of Marilyn Monroe. Nafta took down the trucking companies. Our wages and benefits are down but the cost of living is three times higher. We had the corruption of Enron. This corruption started when Bobby Kennedy Bosses took on poor hard working truckers refusing to drive not fit for the road trucks. OUr worst economy and people struggling in poverty started with Bobby Kennedy taking on Jimmy Hoffa.

Posted by: dawn Johnston | May 8, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

We will all be in poverty making the catholics rich. Your sons if working owning their own keep will be sue for child support to make catholics rich. if it's your daughter, it's bastard out of shame to grown up in poverty or put up for adoption as legal slavery to be servants to catholics. We will all be working in poverty as peons trying to earn our own keep only to have DHS taking away our children to be pimp out in foster care or be servants/slaves to catholics. History shows with laundry houses, slaughter jews,
crusades. WE are starving refusing help from DHS only to have our tax money taken away to support the people without stealing our cars and without wheels at their mercy. We watch our hard working america earn own keep family de humanize by filming of seduction intimacy of Paris Hilton. It could of been your virgin daughter and beleive it started with the treatment of Marilyn Monroe. Nafta took down the trucking companies. Our wages and benefits are down but the cost of living is three times higher. We had the corruption of Enron. This corruption started when Bobby Kennedy Bosses took on poor hard working truckers refusing to drive not fit for the road trucks. OUr worst economy and people struggling in poverty started with Bobby Kennedy taking on Jimmy Hoffa.

Posted by: dawn Johnston | May 8, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

We will all be in poverty making the catholics rich. Your sons if working owning their own keep will be sue for child support to make catholics rich. if it's your daughter, it's bastard out of shame to grown up in poverty or put up for adoption as legal slavery to be servants to catholics. We will all be working in poverty as peons trying to earn our own keep only to have DHS taking away our children to be pimp out in foster care or be servants/slaves to catholics. History shows with laundry houses, slaughter jews,
crusades. WE are starving refusing help from DHS only to have our tax money taken away to support the people without stealing our cars and without wheels at their mercy. We watch our hard working america earn own keep family de humanize by filming of seduction intimacy of Paris Hilton. It could of been your virgin daughter and beleive it started with the treatment of Marilyn Monroe. Nafta took down the trucking companies. Our wages and benefits are down but the cost of living is three times higher. We had the corruption of Enron. This corruption started when Bobby Kennedy Bosses took on poor hard working truckers refusing to drive not fit for the road trucks. OUr worst economy and people struggling in poverty started with Bobby Kennedy taking on Jimmy Hoffa.

Posted by: dawn Johnston | May 8, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

We will all be in poverty making the catholics rich. Your sons if working owning their own keep will be sue for child support to make catholics rich. if it's your daughter, it's bastard out of shame to grown up in poverty or put up for adoption as legal slavery to be servants to catholics. We will all be working in poverty as peons trying to earn our own keep only to have DHS taking away our children to be pimp out in foster care or be servants/slaves to catholics. History shows with laundry houses, slaughter jews,
crusades. WE are starving refusing help from DHS only to have our tax money taken away to support the people without stealing our cars and without wheels at their mercy. We watch our hard working america earn own keep family de humanize by filming of seduction intimacy of Paris Hilton. It could of been your virgin daughter and beleive it started with the treatment of Marilyn Monroe. Nafta took down the trucking companies. Our wages and benefits are down but the cost of living is three times higher. We had the corruption of Enron. This corruption started when Bobby Kennedy Bosses took on poor hard working truckers refusing to drive not fit for the road trucks. OUr worst economy and people struggling in poverty started with Bobby Kennedy taking on Jimmy Hoffa.

Posted by: dawn Johnston | May 8, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

We will all be in poverty making the catholics rich. Your sons if working owning their own keep will be sue for child support to make catholics rich. if it's your daughter, it's bastard out of shame to grown up in poverty or put up for adoption as legal slavery to be servants to catholics. We will all be working in poverty as peons trying to earn our own keep only to have DHS taking away our children to be pimp out in foster care or be servants/slaves to catholics. History shows with laundry houses, slaughter jews,
crusades. WE are starving refusing help from DHS only to have our tax money taken away to support the people without stealing our cars and without wheels at their mercy. We watch our hard working america earn own keep family de humanize by filming of seduction intimacy of Paris Hilton. It could of been your virgin daughter and beleive it started with the treatment of Marilyn Monroe. Nafta took down the trucking companies. Our wages and benefits are down but the cost of living is three times higher. We had the corruption of Enron. This corruption started when Bobby Kennedy Bosses took on poor hard working truckers refusing to drive not fit for the road trucks. OUr worst economy and people struggling in poverty started with Bobby Kennedy taking on Jimmy Hoffa.

Posted by: dawn Johnston | May 8, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

We will all be in poverty making the catholics rich. Your sons if working owning their own keep will be sue for child support to make catholics rich. if it's your daughter, it's bastard out of shame to grown up in poverty or put up for adoption as legal slavery to be servants to catholics. We will all be working in poverty as peons trying to earn our own keep only to have DHS taking away our children to be pimp out in foster care or be servants/slaves to catholics. History shows with laundry houses, slaughter jews,
crusades. WE are starving refusing help from DHS only to have our tax money taken away to support the people without stealing our cars and without wheels at their mercy. We watch our hard working america earn own keep family de humanize by filming of seduction intimacy of Paris Hilton. It could of been your virgin daughter and beleive it started with the treatment of Marilyn Monroe. Nafta took down the trucking companies. Our wages and benefits are down but the cost of living is three times higher. We had the corruption of Enron. This corruption started when Bobby Kennedy Bosses took on poor hard working truckers refusing to drive not fit for the road trucks. OUr worst economy and people struggling in poverty started with Bobby Kennedy taking on Jimmy Hoffa.

Posted by: dawn Johnston | May 8, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

We will all be in poverty making the catholics rich. Your sons if working owning their own keep will be sue for child support to make catholics rich. if it's your daughter, it's bastard out of shame to grown up in poverty or put up for adoption as legal slavery to be servants to catholics. We will all be working in poverty as peons trying to earn our own keep only to have DHS taking away our children to be pimp out in foster care or be servants/slaves to catholics. History shows with laundry houses, slaughter jews,
crusades. WE are starving refusing help from DHS only to have our tax money taken away to support the people without stealing our cars and without wheels at their mercy. We watch our hard working america earn own keep family de humanize by filming of seduction intimacy of Paris Hilton. It could of been your virgin daughter and beleive it started with the treatment of Marilyn Monroe. Nafta took down the trucking companies. Our wages and benefits are down but the cost of living is three times higher. We had the corruption of Enron. This corruption started when Bobby Kennedy Bosses took on poor hard working truckers refusing to drive not fit for the road trucks. OUr worst economy and people struggling in poverty started with Bobby Kennedy taking on Jimmy Hoffa.

Posted by: dawn Johnston | May 8, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

We will all be in poverty making the catholics rich. Your sons if working owning their own keep will be sue for child support to make catholics rich. if it's your daughter, it's bastard out of shame to grown up in poverty or put up for adoption as legal slavery to be servants to catholics. We will all be working in poverty as peons trying to earn our own keep only to have DHS taking away our children to be pimp out in foster care or be servants/slaves to catholics. History shows with laundry houses, slaughter jews,
crusades. WE are starving refusing help from DHS only to have our tax money taken away to support the people without stealing our cars and without wheels at their mercy. We watch our hard working america earn own keep family de humanize by filming of seduction intimacy of Paris Hilton. It could of been your virgin daughter and beleive it started with the treatment of Marilyn Monroe. Nafta took down the trucking companies. Our wages and benefits are down but the cost of living is three times higher. We had the corruption of Enron. This corruption started when Bobby Kennedy Bosses took on poor hard working truckers refusing to drive not fit for the road trucks. OUr worst economy and people struggling in poverty started with Bobby Kennedy taking on Jimmy Hoffa.

Posted by: dawn Johnston | May 8, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Kudos to Caroline Kennedy for stating what I and others like myself believe...

I am a thirty something year old white female and I support Barack Obama. I am married with two children and reside in a suburb of Rochester, NY.

I strongly believe that a woman can be a great president, but simply being a woman should have little consequence on becoming President of the United States.

I came to admire Barack Obama during his 2004 Democratic Convention Speech.

His message was uplifting, positive, and truly inspirational.

I knew then that he would make a great President. And, if given the opportunity, some day I would assist with his campaign process.

Today is that "some day".

I believe that Hillary is smart, hardworking, experienced and competent-many of the requirements for President of the USA.

She is, however, a divisive and polarizing figure.

If Hillary becomes the Democratic Nominee and if John McCain becomes the Republic Nominee (that likelihood grows stronger each day), he will receive the Republican vote as well as a large part of the Independent vote. She will receive most of her votes from the Democratic base. Thus, making it difficult for her to win her Presidential Bid.

If Barack becomes the Democratic Nominee, he will receive votes from the base as well as Independents and new voters! He is the Greatest Hope for Change!

I support Barack Obama not only because I feel he is the MOST electable in the general election, but because he is what is needed MOST for the country and for the world...Tolerant, Unifying, Inspirational as well as Smart, Hardworking, Experienced and Competent.

Please join me in support by casting your vote for Barack Obama on Tuesday, February 5, 2008.

Posted by: bridgetteoneil | January 29, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

See more "Washington Post Fawns Over Kennedy Endorsements (Unless, of Course, You are a Kennedy Endorsing Someone Other than Obama)": http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/01/28/video_the_kennedy_endorsement.html#comments

Posted by: JakeD | January 28, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Great, Obama got the Kennedy's endorsement, so now he wants to turn the country into a "camel lot" ??

Posted by: run26mi | January 28, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

83.January 28th,
2008
5:40 pm Ok....

Here are my thoughts...

I am a young wife/stay at home mother of 2 and for the first time in my life it is VERY important to me who is elected our next President. These are a few of my thoughts and questions if anyone cares.

Change is definitely in the air. We have a woman as well as a African American fighting (verbally LOL) for the chance to become our next President. Even though I call myself a democrat I have to admit I am a little scared with how liberal our country is becoming. I am finding that I want values and tradition the older I get. When I hear the Kennedy name that is what it means to me, values and tradition. I am not a Obama supporter in fact I am pushing for Hillary, but I have to admit its because of Bill. I wish we could have Bill back but Hilary is the closest we will ever get. One of my main concerns is how will the democratic candidate if elected president keep tradition and values in our ever changing country as well as change us for the new to become a better and well respected nation? How will the next President save my neighborhood for the foreclosure mess that it is infested with? How will you Mr. or Mrs. President pull our troops out and prove that Iraq is better off now than it was before? Even though this a mess created by Bush it will now be your responsibility and you cant just blame the last guy, you have to fix it. I wish America could get a detailed plan on these issues not just a quick 5 sentence answer on how it would go. I guess that's the gamble.... Lets see who SELLS us the best game.

Thanks for your time

Posted by: cheree_berrios | January 28, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

I have to agree with the 'I don't care' comments on this article.
Carolyn Kennedy-S's influence in the White House ended in 1963. She is not her father, nor her mother, so why do people still go around carrying a torch for anyone with this name? Her endorsement is basically irrelevant.
Sen. Ted Kennedy, and to a lesser extent, Rep. Patrick Kennedy, who are both elected officials, can correctly claim some attention by endorsements. BUT, for people who run around wearing their Irishness on their sleeves, its just pathetic to see this family, and the Clintons, the Romneys, the Bushes, the Kings (Dr. M.L.) and all the other wannabe aristocrats trying to turn this nation back into a monarchy. YOU FOOLS who run around fawning at every name drop by these deluded fools, GET A LIFE! We're a republic, and we're gonna stay that way. No more aristocrats! No dynasties! No inherited offices! No nobility! Long live the people and the Republic!

Posted by: bong_jamesbong2001 | January 28, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Caroline Kennedy does not come forward to often. She would have thought long and hard about her editorial. I believe that she sees a change if Obama is elected, that being, not seeing the Clinton and Bush names in the headlines anymore. She also has faith in his convictions....Enough is enough...and everyone has skeletons in their closest, but Obama would certainly have far less, for a number of reasons, including his age....If there is any controversy surrounding him, check it out from top to bottom then make up your mind...I assure you it would be so pale in comparison to the Clinton legacy...we will learn more about them. In this case, I don't believe it is wise to elect the 'devil we know'...I feel that we would never be any worse off electing Barak Obama because we can't get any worse, only better. Good Luck to him and Thank You Caroline for giving your important voice to this matter.....We know you don't take things lightly and that your are definitely your Mothers Daughter, class and dignity prevails with you....

Posted by: thenuttyparrot | January 28, 2008 7:26 AM | Report abuse

I would like to say to Bosco1: hear hear!

Posted by: embilem | January 28, 2008 3:55 AM | Report abuse

I am reading through these comments and it is very interesting to me how thoughtful and intelligent the Obama supporters are writing versus how nasty and vicious the Clinton supporters are responding.

This alone ought to tell us which candidate brings out the best in us. Thank you, America, for renewing my faith in the promise of this country and the kindness of our people.

Posted by: Bosco1 | January 27, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Ted Kennedy to endorse Obama? This will be a huge blow to the Clintons and a well-deserved blow. It's unfortunate that the Clintons have put themselves in such a position.

Posted by: stvn_le | January 27, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

The racist are crawling out of their holes. But they couldn't stop folks from coming together then and they can't stop them and America coming togethernow. She's moving forward whether she has run over the racist, the terrorist, and whoever comes up against her. Man I feel like singing "This is my country..." all over again.

Posted by: MILLER123 | January 27, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse

mark_r87 and hotnuke, you are the same person posting here and it's pathetic that you have to employ racist sentiments like the N word to get people to listen to you. Only hillbilly Klan-folk have a mindset similar to yours, and the absolute FEAR in your bones that an intelligent and accomplished black man can, and may very well be, YOUR president. Try living in reality sometime. You are bashing the only candidate who will give three craps about you (the mentally ill and/or under-educated).

Oh, and I totally reported you to the blog admins. Spewing hate here on an "anonymous" (ha!) board may be easy for you, but I doubt you to have the guts to spew this same hatred on the streets of DC proper or PG county. You wouldn't last ten seconds, coward.

* voting Obama for President of the UNITED States of America.*

Posted by: tinroofrusted77 | January 27, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Please note the address below does not belong to Daniel Barber:

425 Klondike Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
(347) 406-4357

Daniel Barber did not post the address so you can contact him. He posted the address as a ploy to get you to harass an innocent individual. I have not verified the phone number please do not call it.

We cannot let ignorance stand in the way of our victory. The reality is no matter who wins the primary election; Barack Obama spoke the voices of many. He opened our nation's eyes to help us understand we are all human.

If we stand together, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Black, White, Latino, Asian, Persian, Native American, Indian...as one we can overcome. As one we can unite our people and international relations.

No matter who wins, the message will be spread that we are Americans! A unified America will make our future bright and bountiful!

The fact of the matter is ignorance may stand in the path of a peaceful and united America but it will not stop us from joining hands with every ethnicity, gender, and religion.

Don't listen to the voices of fear, pray for them so they may know the beauty of living, loving, and learning from all walks of life.

Daniel (or whoever you may be),

Your words may or may not hurt us but they will never take our pride. Your words are simply that, WORDS. Your words do not stand in the way of the magnificence life offers us. You belittle yourself with ignorance. God bless you.

Posted by: inspied1 | January 27, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

My husband and I are registered Republicans, who both voted for Kerry. I voted for Clinton twice.
Recently Bill has shown he's willing to play the attack dog and his words have convinced me that I must vote for Obama.
I like to believe Bill wasn't like this before his Presidency but I may be wrong.
Power is addictive and the Clinton's seem unable to fight fairly for it. It's significant to me that both Kerry and Leahy have endorsed Obama.
I suppose like John Dean I must give up on the Republican party and become an Independent.
I obviously can't be dictated to support a party's candidate just because I'm a member.
Seems we'd be a better democracy if we were mostly registered Independents.

Posted by: calabash5 | January 27, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse


i find it interesting, in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, that hillary clinton can look straight into the camera and innocently proclaim that what we are seeing with our own eyes and hearing with our own ears is not,in fact, the truth.

i voted for bill, i rationalized to myself that his sexual life was his own affair, i railed against the right wing conspiracy... i now believe i was wrong... the clintons are reprehensible, they will do anything to win. they have proved by their behavior that winning, is more important than dividing the country.

this is a truly sad state of affairs.

Posted by: andmeddave1 | January 27, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Just Like Her Daddy and Worse

The Princess Royal of the Kennedy clan, who has herself accomplished nothing in life except being born to wealth and privilege, has draped her father's moth-eaten cloak on Barack Obama, who, in her father's White House, would have been a footman or cook. Say what you will about Obama, he got there himself without the benefit of a rich daddy or corrupt political machine. He may be more unprepared to be president and more disastrous for this country than was JFK, but we hope, at least, that he will be impervious to "love notes" from middle-aged political camp followers who are still trying to be influential without ever being relevant.

http://reviewofcuban-americanblogs.blogspot.com

Posted by: manuel | January 27, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

It is our turn America, it is our patriotic duty to stand up together against the corrupt political machine that has taken over Washington and our media and vote for Obama in 2008!

Posted by: tpicadman | January 27, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Since Caroline Kennedy is a private citizen who personally doesn't hold a political office her endorsement of Senator Obama is pretty useless. Caroline Kennedy supported Senator Obama stating that change is needed in the leadership of this country and I couldn't agree with her more. I was leaning towards Obama until he changed my mind for me stating that he didn't consider himself a Washington insider. Which leads me to believe that Obama is inexperienced and untried in national and global politcs. We recently had a change in leadership in this country and the U.S. can ill afford to be Obama's 8th grade history project as we were with George Bush. I'm not really sure if Hillary's the right candidate either but Senator Obama needs more experience and exposure to the national political scene. One question for Ms. Kennedy since you wanted change in this country I'm assuming that when your uncle runs for re-election you'll endorse his opponent? The Kennedy presidency was 40+ years ago OLD history and not that significant anymore. Is there any Thomas Jefferson relatives out there that are going to endorse a candidate?

Posted by: mikealm1995 | January 27, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Kennedy is right.

There is something going on here, you can feel it. We have a candidate that speaks to your prosperity, a canditate that speaks to our aspirations.

Democratic contests have seen record amounts of turnout. There is a landslide of possibilities. These numbers will carry over to the general election to take our democracy back. Young people like myself are waking up to the future of our country and are now taking a stake in what the outcome will be.

Obama mentioned there may be bumps in the road such as New Hampshire, but the train is steadily picking up steam on the tracks straight towards unity. As Obama said, 'we are one'.

Posted by: ebosian | January 27, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

The ONLY pigheaded, close-minded people on these boards, are the lying, lowlife, ignorant, racist scumbag supporters of Obama. They're pigheaded in their determination to smear the Clintons with ANY lie their told by the Right-Wing media. They're pigheaded in their determination to come up with lies of their own about the Clintons. And their close-minded to ANY of the FACTS, which CLEARLY show that the lying, lowlife, racist TRAITOR named Obama is the one who injected race into this election.

And yes, he's a TRAITOR. Because in engaging in, and silently endorsing others who do it on his behalf, race-baiting, and then lying about it and sinisterly claiming his opponent is the one doing it, Barack Obama has BETRAYED THE IDEALS OF THIS NATION. To me, he's a lowlife, RACIST NIGG*R.

I guess i spoke too soon. but atleast he is the only one here espousing this drivel. everyone else has posted rationally rather they support Hillary Or Barack. maybe oneday america will be free of sick racial prejudice.

Posted by: mark_r87 | January 27, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Enjoyed the majority of the comments here. I cannot get this type of stimulating convo @ the Atlnta Journal Constitution boards. Its filled with nothing but racial rhetoric which goes to show the difference between the south and the north.

Posted by: mark_r87 | January 27, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

To bbussey:

The ONLY pigheaded, close-minded people on these boards, are the lying, lowlife, ignorant, racist scumbag supporters of Obama. They're pigheaded in their determination to smear the Clintons with ANY lie their told by the Right-Wing media. They're pigheaded in their determination to come up with lies of their own about the Clintons. And their close-minded to ANY of the FACTS, which CLEARLY show that the lying, lowlife, racist TRAITOR named Obama is the one who injected race into this election.

And yes, he's a TRAITOR. Because in engaging in, and silently endorsing others who do it on his behalf, race-baiting, and then lying about it and sinisterly claiming his opponent is the one doing it, Barack Obama has BETRAYED THE IDEALS OF THIS NATION. To me, he's a lowlife, RACIST NIGG*R.

Posted by: hotnuke2007 | January 27, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

"Dogs" is the only words to describe the Clintons.

They work their butt off like snow dogs to get what they want. Love them or hate them, know one thing for sure, they will "work", not just talk.

President Clinton walking the strip to win common peoples vote. That apparently did not please some elites. Elites just forget, before he was president, he was a trashy white boy from Arkansas brought up by a single mom. He knows the realities of this world. He was not brought up in a middle class white family.

Clintons don't forget who they are, unlike others who are confused if they are white like Regan, or black like "Regan's hated Caddilac driving single black mom from project".

Posted by: SeedofChange | January 27, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Carolyn also talks about ethics without providing examples. She seemed to forget about JFK and Monoe & hundred other girl friend in white house, while taking a dig at Bill.

Also, Kenney legacy vs. Clinton legacy is at stake. Kenneys have won one election, and Clintons have already won two.

But again, I think she is talking from the heart.

All Democrats are bind together in our heart with good intention. But, some of us are good at getting things done, others are more idealist. Clintons are doer

Posted by: SeedofChange | January 27, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Carolyn Kennedy is talking from the heart, not from head:

I love democrats, elites and commoners, for their great knowledge and humanity.
But a commoner always remember what JFK had to do with Daley in Chicago to win a 50-50 election.
What LBJ had to do to get the civil right bill through the congress.
What Clinton had to do to win 2 election and FDR had to do to win 3 elections.
A great human like Gore, Kerry, Mondale, Dukakis never won. A saint like Jimmy Carter got knocked off by a hollywood actor

JFK being a war hero and a man of action in congress for 14 years, had to take the help of Richard Daley to win the election.

Obama is devoid of courage, and accomplishment. He is no JFK.

Obama did not even had the backbone to vote again the Iran resolution, he was absent. He is no JFK, no MLK, no Bobby. he is just a great speech write and gifted speech delivery person.

Carolyn also talks about ethics without providing examples. She seemed to forget about JFK and Monoe & hundred other girl friend in white house, while taking a dig at Bill.

Also, Kenney legacy vs. Clinton legacy is at stake. Kenneys have won one election, and Clintons have already won two.

But again, I think she is talking from the heart.

Posted by: SeedofChange | January 27, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

mickey7533 wrote: "Fox News, in the middle of the night, said that Obama had been an associate of Rezko's for 17 years, from the time Obama graduated from law school.

You believe anything Fox News broadcasts? I'm torn between Hillary and Obama, but I'll definitely vote for a Dem in November, after the clusterf@#$ of our current admin.

Posted by: Indyssent | January 27, 2008 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Ms. Kennedy Schlossberg's endorsement of Mr. Obama to be the next President has all the appearances of 2008 trendiness: supporting Obama because he's new, black and gives a decent, feel-good speech.

Obama resonates with a generation that spends more of its time twiddling video game controls than reading books or researching the history of current or future problems. History was one of John F. Kennedy's passions. Intellectual sharpness was the anchor of his character. Pragmatism was John Kennedy's political lifeline. Ms.Kennedy, the only candidate in the Democratic race that resembles your father's intellect or passion is Senator Hillary Clinton.

However, fair-minded readers do not expect Ms. Kennedy Schlossberg to understand the hardships women have endured over the last 100 years. Through no fault of your own you have had advantages that the average American women could only dream about. You probably have never experienced workplace discrimination or sexual harrassment. Your intelligence has probably never been discounted because you are female. Every door you wished to enter as woman has been held open for you. While your endorsement is eye-catching, its gravity is false because all other American women are not the daughter of a beloved President. You are a minority of one.

Mr. Obama says he has always been against the Iraq War, but a close review of his rhetoric and voting record suggests otherwise. His dozens of "present" votes in the Illinois senate indicate a lack of political courage. All of Mr. Obama's rhetorical skills are not going to be helpful when it comes to creating policy that will steer America to a better future. Senator Clinton is the real profile in courage in this election, and her intelligence and ability to craft cooperative legislation among all political parties is what America needs.

Posted by: Politicalpuck | January 27, 2008 8:03 AM | Report abuse

It is with heavy heart that I say this: after reading all the numerous comments I came to the realization that most Obama supporters and the Republicans have one thing in common... they are CLINTON-HATERS.

After all the work that the Clintons did on behalf of minorities (particularly Bill with his work in bringing aids medicine to Africa) they are now labeled racist. What a very sad day.

If HRC loses the nomination, I hope McCain wins the republican contest so I have a candicate that I can vote for. At least McCain disagrees with Hilarry on issues but has not "trashed" the person

Posted by: rd | January 27, 2008 7:35 AM | Report abuse

Caroline Kennedy's endorsement will no doubt help Obama among the liberal democrats, where he is already strong. Yes, Obama has inspired young people, and he has established himself as their mentor. But unless his base of support extends to the mainstream democrats and working class white Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, women etc., his inspiring oratory will not bring about changes at Washington. His overwhelming black support and the declining white support is a problem that can not easily be overcome nationally. I think that endorsements prior to the results on the super tuesday will have no bearing on the outcome. The momentum generated for Obama in SC has to be tested nationally on super tuesday, but the race dynamics of this election in the supposedly diverse demographic groups in the democratic party will only be clear on super tuesday. People don't vote for inspiring leadership unless it is inclusive and does not tend to cause demographic polarization. The vote in SC does not indicate that the white voters are willing to join the Obama movement in a polarized environment. In fact I am afraid that in spite of all the talk of inspiring leadership, this election cycle is likely to be dominated by race politics because it provides its own support for the respective candidates. If this strategy of the candidates carries all the way to the general election, Republican victory is all but inevitable, unless both candidates are in the ticket. This is therefore not the time for endorsement, because it will do little in a polarized environment. In spite of the efforts of the black leaders to take a nuetral posture, race became the dominant factor in turning out the black vote. Obama lost the white support because of the readily apparent surge of black support. No matter who is at fault, there is a need to find ways of uniting the demographic groups if democrats are to win in November. By playiong race politics at this time, they will simply make it so much easier for the republicans to play the same in the general elections.

Posted by: vaidyatk | January 27, 2008 7:33 AM | Report abuse

It's interesting that in 1992 Bill positioned himself in part as JFK's heir (remember the photo of the young Clinton shaking JFK's hand? It was almost as if he wanted to signal to voters -- the torched has been passed).

Now, once again, we have a fine candidate running a positive campaign echoing Bill Clinton echoing RFK and JFK (capturing some of MLK's resonances as well) invoking a call to action and inspiring a new generation of voters.

I don't know what kind of impact the endorsement will have, but I think it might level the playing field a little bit -- at least within the context of a party primary. Classy, positive, well-timed.

Posted by: JPRS | January 27, 2008 7:20 AM | Report abuse

Caroline's endorsment is big compaired to Ed rendell's last minute and out of touch edorsment. Obama's ground game is too strong for Billery.
Carvell strategy did not work.

Posted by: stanjax3 | January 27, 2008 6:07 AM | Report abuse

Ummm.. wasn't that you at the 2000 Dem Convention?

http://archives.cnn.com/2000/ALLPOLITICS/stories/08/15/kennedys/index.html

Or didn't that count?

Posted by: mickey7533 | January 27, 2008 5:46 AM | Report abuse

TO DJK422
Thank Gawd, that i'm an independent... my loyality is to the best person... Not the party. i got disallusioned with the dems bcse of the corruption, i got disallusioned with the r's bcse of their lies. BUT... i STILL vote.

Posted by: djk422 | January 26, 2008 09:22 PM
PSSSST - CHECK OUT RON PAUL. HE DOES NOT LIE AS YOU SAY THE REPUBLICANS DO. NOT HIM. HE TELLS THE TRUTH TO ALL WHO ARE OPEN MINDED ENOUGH TO LISTEN.

Posted by: lilelm | January 27, 2008 5:44 AM | Report abuse

I was undecided before today. Caroline helped make up my mind. I'll be voting for Obama ... and donating a few dollars too!

Posted by: labecker | January 27, 2008 4:49 AM | Report abuse

i agree with ms. kennedy. it is truly invigorating and HEALING to witness the transformation of this country. sanity and courage, rather than fear and ignorance, seem to be tipping the scale right now. it's about time. obama 2008!

Posted by: caligirl1 | January 27, 2008 2:59 AM | Report abuse

After Obama's speech in South Carolina, I don't see how any candidate can beat Barack, Republican or Democrat. The Clinton's should concede gracefully and save their brand while they have a chance. They can still do plenty of good in the world.

Posted by: whosoever | January 27, 2008 2:40 AM | Report abuse

I am deeply sadden by Caroline's endorsement of Senator Obama. I understand that she feels he is inspiring, but what we need now is more than just inspiration.

I have to wonder if Caroline would have endorsed Senator Obama, if Jackie Kennedy Onassis was still alive. Jackie was very fond of the Clinton's stating how Bill and his visions reminded her of her husband. Jackie was a friend to Hillary often sharing stories of raising children in such a public eye.

Upon her death, John F Kennedy,Jr. sent the Clinton's a hand written letter that said " I wanted you both to understand how much your burgeoning friendship with my mother meant to her. Since she left Washington I believe she resisted ever connecting with it emotionally-or the institutional demands of being a former First Lady. It had much to do with the memories stirred and her desires to resist being cast in a lifelong role that didn't quite fit. However, she seemed pro fondly happy and relived to allow herself to reconnect with it through you. It helped her in a profound way- whether it was discussing the perils of raising children in those circumstances or perhaps it was the many similarities between your presidency and my fathers".

It appears that the Clinton's not only inspired a nation, but also a former First Lady. Though I respect Caroline's decision to talk of Obama's inspiration and his great work in Chicago. It still does not take away from the facts, that his "resume" comes up short!!! Americans need more than inspiration after the Bush administration.

Americans need a proven leader who has traveled the "World" building relationships with foreign leaders. We need someone who has dedicated their entire adult life to helping the under privileged in our Country. Someone who has fought for civil, human and yes, woman's rights. Not only here in America but across the globe. We need a proven voice that can reach out across party lines. We need someone who is battle tested. We need change for our failing economy. We need universal heathcare. We need jobs. We need to focus on our energy crisis. We need "our" men and woman home. Americans need a leader. Americans need Hillary Clinton!

Though Obama is a beautifully spoken and inspiring gentleman. I am inspired by the years of hard work and dedication that Hillary brings to the table. Kitchen table at that! I am inspired by her ability to stand strong during the media's continuous bias. I am inspired by a woman who has been fighting for American since before I was born. I am inspired by her continued wiliness to make America better to help make Martin Luther King Jr. dreams a reality. The speeches she heard LIVE all those years ago when segregation was thought to be impossible there stood in Chicago a very young white girl, on a mission to learn and help. Hillary has dedicate her life to a cause so great it has empowered her during some of the toughest times. When most would have given in, she stands to fight for us again and again. That to me, is inspiration. Hillary Rodham Clinton is an inspiration to many Americans and Many Woman all over the WORLD!!!

Today I am endorsing Hillary Clinton. My voice is only one and I am not famous. I will not be on front pages of the dailies across the Country. I am not a Kennedy who swam along side of Chelsea, with her Mom and Bill and Hillary at Menemsha Harbor. I am not
"a perceptive friend and role model to Chelsea", as Caroline Kennedy was regarded.

I am an American endorsing the only other American running who is qualified to lead and passionate enough to never forget us.

I am an Inspired American from Kentucky and I am proud to endorse, support and volunteer for the 44th President of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

My name is Robin Davidson and I not only approve this message, but I wrote it.

Posted by: robinrealtor27 | January 27, 2008 2:10 AM | Report abuse

sarahjchandler:

Not only would Jackie Kennedy be disappointed in Caroline Kennedy's endorsement of Obama, but her uncle Sen. Ted Kennedy must not have told her what Obama said directly to him: "You are old . . . you need to get a spine." (I don't think Caroline's father, JFK, would say anything rude and unconciliatory like that. JFK was Ted Kennedy's brother.)

Obama is a "fat cat" from Chicago, who cozied up to Rezko, a man who came to Chicago from Syria, who has been indicted for fraud and other criminal activities - trial to begin Feb. 25th this year.

Obama wrote letters on his State Senate Legislature letterhead on behalf of Rezko, a slum lord tenant, while Rezko's tenants had no heat in the winter.

Obama claims to only have worked about 5 hours in Rezko's behalf, but Obama got a sweetheart deal, as told on CNN and Fox News.

Obama bought a mansion for $300,000 less than it was worth, the same day that Rezko bought the empty lot next door for the asking price, for cash.

Rezko also had fundraisers for Obama at his (Rezko's mansion), and that netted $168,000 of contributions from Rezko personally and from the fundraisers, at the same time Rezko's tenants were going without heat in the winter.

This is all reported in the Chicago newspapers over the years, but the media keeps giving Obama a free pass, and anyone that questions Obama about his past poor choices, mistakes, and wheeling and dealing, using his power as a senator, is a villain and the Obama's, both Barack and Michelle, are the "victims."

I don't want a "victim" in the White House that plays the "blame game" to deflect his (Obama's) questionable, negative activities.

Fox News, in the middle of the night, said that Obama had been an associate of Rezko's for 17 years, from the time Obama graduated from law school.

Obama, in Iowa, said: "I know how to win elections."

My objection to Obama has nothing to do with race - it about his holier than thou attitude, his superiority with his nose in the air, and his "reverse dirty tricks" tactics. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | January 27, 2008 1:55 AM | Report abuse

washpost3: Your comment was very enlightening. I am concerned about Obama's background, how he used his power in the Illinois State Legislature working on behalf of Rezko - I have seen very little of this on the news, but it is out there.

I am puzzled that Caroline Kennedy and John Kerry, etc., would endorse Obama, knowing tht he has this shady past. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | January 27, 2008 1:35 AM | Report abuse

Caroline has said what we all want to say.
Barack Obama is the closest thing we all have to seeing the dreams of JFK come to life. We all died a little that day. Many of us have come back to life as a result of this "skinny kid with big ears" GOBAMA !

Posted by: eSPO1 | January 27, 2008 1:22 AM | Report abuse

I love Barack Obama!

Anyone but Hillary...Obama 08!!!!

I will be smiling when Hillary loses the nomination. It will be worth more than winning the lottery. That is how much I DESPISE her and her despicable husband.

Obama I LOVE YOU. YOU INSPIRE ME!

Only smart people vote for Obama. Idiots and Evil people vote HRC....

Posted by: gabbiegab | January 27, 2008 1:14 AM | Report abuse

hotnuke2007: " ... And truthfully, it'll be a day I really will begin planning on leaving this country."

I felt it unnecessary to quote your entire offensive and vile rant other than the snippet above. This is the type of close-minded pigheaded viewpoint that is the root of many problems in this country today. In the future, do some research and get your facts straight before commenting instead of believing every ten-second sound bite you hear, and try being civil in your posts when you disagree with someone. Because with that attitude, people just write you off as being a lunatic. With that attitude and lack of respect for the opinions of others, I agree that you should pack up and move on. This would be a far better place if the ill behavior you constantly show here didn't exist.

You have First Amendment rights, but these boards do belong to the Washington Post and you don't have cart blanche to say whatever pops into your head. The editors really need to monitor these boards more thoroughly to weed out offensive posts such as yours.

Posted by: bbussey | January 27, 2008 12:22 AM | Report abuse

Thanks Caroline.
My grandmother used to tell us as children,"...Ask those whom you know disagree with your opinions to suggest what it is that you may agree upon and work together helping one another accomplish those goals. Thats how you inspire others and build friendships."

Perhaps Edwards and OBAMA might get togetehr and win this thing. Camp Clinton is all about Hill and Bill. Sorry but I am AMERICAN not a "subject" of a MONARCH. We've had a king these past eight years, and I'll be damned if a "queen" is setting up shop in the White House. Americans do your duty and DERAIL the Clinton train. End teh dynasty menatlity now before its too late.

Posted by: LAGCII | January 27, 2008 12:15 AM | Report abuse

Thanks Caroline.
My grandmother used to tell us as children,"...Ask those whom you know disagree with your opinions to suggest what it is that you may agree upon and work together helping one another accomplish those goals. Thats how you inspire others and build friendships."

Perhaps Edwards and OBAMA might get togetehr and win this thing. Camp Clinton is all about Hill and Bill. Sorry but I am AMERICAN not a "subject" of a MONARCH. We've had a king these past eight years, and I'll be damned if a "queen" is setting up shop in the White House. Americans do your duty and DERAIL the Clinton train. End teh dynasty menatlity now before its too late.

Posted by: LAGCII | January 27, 2008 12:15 AM | Report abuse

If Hillary wants to take credit for the economy of the 90's, she should take credit for the tech bubble burst in 2000 during her husband's watch. By failing to address the overinflated valuations of start-ups and extensive corporate corruption (e.g. - Enron, Worldcom, etc.), the facade of the 90's was burst in 2000 - during Bill Clinton's term. Given the problems we face as a country, no candidate can be successful without the ACTIVE involvement of the American people - it is indeed OUR apathy that has led us to the place we're in today. Inspiration matters because it causes people to look at issues from a different perspective, drives people to be engaged in the process, and forces political leaders to compromise. Thank you Caroline - Go Barack!

Posted by: jfaxio | January 26, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Having known your father and his colleagues, I am convinced he would not have sanctioned your intrusion into the political process citing his name and legacy. For the first time in your life, I am ashamed of you.

Posted by: BudR43 | January 26, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Obama is the coolest thing since ice.

Posted by: sarahjchandler | January 26, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

I am excited about tonight's Obama victory in South Carolina and happy about Caroline Kennedy's endorsement. I am pretty impressed with the range of individuals lining up to support Obama (Caroline Kennedy, Patrick Leahy, Tim Kaine, Claire McCaskill, Janet Napolitano). The old guard Dems are slowly but surely rallying around him, and the younger faces of the Democratic party are, too. I am under no delusions that millions of ultra-conservatives will line up to vote for him in the general, but it is clear that a number of prominent conservatives quite like the guy, and I personally know quite a number of conservatives/Independents that are backing him. Barack Obama is the one candidate this year that can truly bring America together. He has vision and compassion, and he can lead our country out of the horrible mess we've been in for the past eight years. America is ready for a change. America is ready for Barack! YES WE CAN!

Posted by: ASinMoCo | January 26, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

to soldiersmom- you will be dissapointed after Obama gets elected president... he will not withdraw the troops immediately as promised... believe me!!

Everybody seems so fast in trashing the Clintons when these 2 have been fighting for democtratic party's causes/ideas for such a a long time. What has Obama done for the democratic party????

Obama fans... you will al be dissapointed when you get routed by the republicans this coming election.

Posted by: rd | January 26, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

Caroline Kennedy comes out of the closet after 25 years!! The last Presidential candidate she supported was her drunkass uncle Ted. I believe the influence of the Kennedy family on American politics is long over. Her support has no influence whatsoever accept with the touchy-feely folks in the podunk states. Let' wait for the big states to vote on Sweepstakes Week before we yell victory.

Posted by: BobWtmr | January 26, 2008 11:31 PM | Report abuse

That is sad. People want to dream. He can not deliver anything.

Posted by: VoterfromIL | January 26, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

Often times my husband will tell me to think with the "blinders" on: imagine I cannot see the candidate but only hear them. Caroline has done just that. Her mother was a close friend to the Clinton's and yet she thought beyond that relationship and to the future. I am asking that all women, young and old, not think to today but beyond and what this means for the world not just for the USA. Thank you Caroline.

Posted by: sarahjchandler | January 26, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

America lost something today. It has been losing it slowly for decades, but today marked its COMPLETE and UTTER disappearance. What is it that America lost? Its ability to recognize the truth.

America has finally been overrun by the lies of the Right-Wing controlled media. They've finally bought into the lies, hate, fear and divisiveness these scum have been selling.

At least it appears that way. Perhaps it's only an anomoly of South Carolina. Here's hoping it is. Here's hoping that the EVIL, VICIOUS, DESPICABLE LIES told by the Obama campaign about the Clintons, and repeated ad nauseum by their defacto surrogates in the Right-Wing media like Joe Scarborough, constantly saying over and over every day that the Clintons had injected race into this election, when they knew it was Obama who had, will not hold sway over the rest of America.

We will find out February 5th. And if the LYING, LOWLIFE, RACIST PIECE OF SHI*T NAMED BARACK OBAMA is successful that day, then America is doomed. For it will mean none of our votes really matter. It will mean we've truly become a corporate fascist state, controlled completely by a bunch of Right-Wing, Neo-Fascist scum in the media and their corporate controllers, bent on twisting reality to fit their needs at the cost of all Americans. And truthfully, it'll be a day I really will begin planning on leaving this country.

Posted by: hotnuke2007 | January 26, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Caroline Kennedy.

I was a volunteer for JFK and RFK, but was cynically disengaged from politics from then until last summer, when I met Obama on the campaign trail here in NH.

At first, I was unsure about this newcomer. But I read his books, researched his record and his policy statements, went to 4 or 5 Q&A sessions with him, and eventually I was convinced (1) he is thoughtful, intelligent and has a thorough knowledge of the issues, (2) he is not pre-programmed to deliver slick answers, he tells you exactly what he is thinking, and (3) he reminds me of all that I hoped for in 1960 and in 1968.


Posted by: NH_Hick | January 26, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Oh my God! I cannot believe what I am reading. I was never a Clinton fan, but I have to say... the thought of Obama being president makes me sick to my stomach and it should scare the hell out of americans. We are heading into scary economic times in this country and we need a REAL LEADER. OBAMA IS NOT A LEADER, HE IS A CHARMER AND SNAKE OIL SALESMAN, I CANNOT BELIEVE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE FALLING FOR HIS PHONY ACT. WAKE UP AMERICA, THINK HARD BEFORE YOU CAST A VOTE FOR OBAMA, BECAUSE THAT VOTE COULD VERY WELL BE THE ONE THAT SENDS THIS COUNTRY DOWN THE TOILET!

Posted by: lurad | January 26, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Let's see, RFDanao....
You support Hillary, but if she doesn't get the nod, McCain & Romney are your next choices.
What issues are you looking at?
Not the War, Women's choice, taxes & cuts, nat'l debt, health care.....

Oh I see, you primarily want U.S. companies to manufacture overseas! That's what these have in common, & Barack doesn't have.

Posted by: SoldiersMom | January 26, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

She speaks for many of us.

Posted by: bdfroms | January 26, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Great endorsement! Right in Billary's backyard. Come on Uncle Ted. Step up and endorse Senator Obama. You know you want to. The Clintons sure don't deserve it, not after the way they've been acting. They don't care about the party, only themselves. John Kerry learned that the hard way.

Posted by: GraceMN | January 26, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

svreader writes
"She should keep it "technical"
If she focuses on policy and shows people just how well thought out her plans are there's no way she can lose."

Weren't Gore and Kerry (to a lesser degree) policy wonks?

I'm just sayin'.

Posted by: bsimon | January 26, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

I say Sweet Caroline is very smart in her choice. But why did it take her longer to come around than this here Republican? Ha ha

Go Obama!

Posted by: johng1 | January 26, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Im not an american citizen and cannot vote..but i cant hold my feelings:)

When will americans grow up..the clintons are playing the same political game...Obama is the only honest guy in the campaign.,..americans owe this one to themselves. If the most educated voters in the world cannot make this distinction I dont know who else can. Obama and only Obama can save the US!!!!!

Posted by: anurag22 | January 26, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

I care that Caroline Kennedy wrote this endorsement. More importantly, I am impressed with her reasoning.

She provides a thoughtful contextual piece that underlines a rejection of the politics of the last 16 years. There is a younger generation who has grown up without a need for hierarchy within the party. A majority that YEARNS for dialog and consensus building.

I am so impressed with how, despite mean spirited 20th century political tactics, folks are coming together in hopes of a new way of running the country.

Now, if only Al would come out and follow suit. It would be a amazing.

Thank you, Caroline!

Posted by: kewljewell | January 26, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Clinton keeps talking about experience and fixing the problems our country face. I would like to see what she did during those 35 years. Also, all her husband did during his 8 years as President was to divide this country even further apart. He was not able to bring both parties together and fix health or education. He did manage to lose the democrats both houses of Congress which is exactly what Hillary will do if she is elected. So the old democratic faithful better wake-up if they want to keep Congress. It is time for a fresh look in Washington!!

Posted by: Skinsfan1978 | January 26, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Obama is not "untested". Obama has had a longer run in public office that Ms. Rose Law.

And please keep tying to distort his record so that more people of good will who are tired of dirty politics come out & vote for him.

Obama is a decent man who is inspiring people who are fed up with politics as usual. Time to end the cynicism. Go Obama!

Posted by: alarico | January 26, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Who cares about the Kennedy's...

I support HRC and if Obama wins the nomination I will be voting for McCain or Romney. Obama is untested and experience still counts more than good speeches.

Obama is going to get routed in November.

RFDanao,
your comments reaks with disdain and racism. Your type of thinking and ideaology is the one of the reasons for a change in our society today.
It's time for all people to work together and not get caught up in the hype.

We are living in an age of the have's and the have nots.
Does the name "Katrina" mean anything to you.
I beleive that if the Repubs get in it will be business as usual.

Posted by: DACOSBY | January 26, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

For the first time in 2 decades, I have felt moved and excited enough to vote again. Barak Obama has my vote. I am a 56 year old white woman who has felt uplifted by and encouraged by Barak Obama's words. He and his wife Michelle so remind me of John and Jackie Kennedy. Their message is one of change and a bringing together of all races,rich and poor. Let us not give up but continue to support Barak Obama in any way that we can. The fight will be worth the wait. "Yes we Can"

Posted by: kfranklin2 | January 26, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Caroline Kennedy speaks volumes about the 'Integrity' she obviously sees in her choice of a Democratic candidate. "Where there's smoke, there's fire."

Posted by: grdn_nell | January 26, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Again, maybe I read your comment incorrectly, but what MODERATE REPUBLICANS has he attracted? Are you aware of any after four primaries??? As for tonight's "landslide," do you really think that represents the rest of this country?? Feb 5 is on the horizon. I'll look for you out here then tiger08. Remember California, New York, New Jersey are still out there. An 8 delegate lead does not make one the candidate my friend. Good luck. Enjoy it while you can.

Posted by: getdeb | January 26, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Caroline Kennedy is not political so her endorsement is REALLY important: will bring votes and inspiration.

In my opinion Barack Obama tonight won the nomination.

What an exciting race!!!

Posted by: JpAcosta | January 26, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Millerz, you are such a Hillary staffer. Get real.

Retire the tired old "Reagan" praising line. Read all of his comments, and stop distorting Obama's record just like Billary. You do your own candidate no service that way. Didn't you read the recent editorial quoting Bill's much more flamboyant praise of Reagan in the past?

The Clinton political attacks and distortions (no experience! Only a great speaker! Loves Reagan! Can't win against Republicans!) is such a sign of desperation. CAMPAIGN FOR YOUR OWN DAMN CANDIDATE and stop attacking others.

Is Hillary so undesirable that you can't just talk about her??!!! Convince us to vote for her on our own merits? Or you have to tear someone else down to make her look good? I hope the party has convinced the Clintons their attack mentality is wrong and should stop before they hurt all democrats. So unnecessary.

By the way, I'm a independent/Republican for Obama, so I count. My father is, too.

Posted by: hillmannic | January 26, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

This is Justice!
I have been sickened by the lies of the "evil twins"and their sadistic glee as they have tortured Obama with their Roveian tactics. They tried to show "the boy" that he had not earned his place at the plantation dining table.
Hurrah for America!
Maybe there is a God!

Posted by: skycontrol | January 26, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Don't discount the impact of Caroline Kennedy's endorsement of Senator Obama on us old folks who were around when she and her brother played in the Oval Office while JFK was President. We remember the promise of the Kennedy years which was cut short in Dallas. I felt that same sense of excitement and hope after following the Obama campaign that I did when JFK was President. Caroline Kennedy's opinion won't win an election for Obama, but it may just carry some weight with the over 60 crowd.

Posted by: zmptr | January 26, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Caroline,
You've sold this undecided voter.

Posted by: Kingofkings1 | January 26, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

So the torch is being passed from the remaining survivor of the Camelot White House to Sen. Barack Obama, the candidate who offers hope and provides inspiration.

Fitting.

Posted by: Martinedwinandersen | January 26, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse


Here's the problem: if Hillary is the nominee, Hillary won't even get all the Democratic votes. After this past week, I and a lot of other Democrats I know will not vote for her, period.

If Hillary is nominated, the Democrats lose, big time.

As for Caroline Kennedy, I think her endorsement has a great deal of impact.

Obama is the only candidate in the race -Democrat or Republican - who has the potential to pull this country together and launch us in a badly needed new direction.

Let's hope the voters in Florida and the Super Tuesday states follow South Carolina's lead.

Posted by: kmcgreevy | January 26, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

{getdeb} ~ ...SO far after (4) States ~ Barack has MORE votes; MORE delegates; and a MORE diverse voter base than any of the other Democratic candidates. Barack attracts not only Democrats, but also Independents & moderate Republicans. He's the ONLY democratic candidate that can beat the Republicans in November!;-)

Posted by: tigero88 | January 26, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and SPARE us the feel-good unity preaching. Some of us would rather vomit than sing Kumbaya with the very people who dragged our country down. Republicans = failed ideas. Forget unity.

Posted by: millerz | January 26, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Cut it out with the "inexperienced" line on Obama! Its such a red herring. Hillary harps on it because she has no vision or charisma and its all she can rely on, but they are all on equal footing. They all have very experienced advisors who will get them through the oval office from day one fine.

Consider the facts:

Obama: elected office, 12 years
Hillary: elected office, 8 years

Bill experience before presidency: Only Governor of Arkansas, less experience with national and international issues than a U.S. Senator!

I'm sick of that experience rouse. Its false. And I'm a feminist, but since when does counting your husband's experience count as your own?

If you are going to run on your husband's resume, you have to defend his choices, too. You can't have it both ways---"look at my experience, but don't question the record..."

Many of my dem friends would rather vote for McCain than Hillary after her negative campaign against Obama. She should stop that and fire Bill as her spokesperson, stand on her own quite capable feet.

Posted by: hillmannic | January 26, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

It was hardly the "night the Clintons got routed." This is just SC and the result was entirely predictable. I'm so glad that Caroline is such a tool she's endorsing someone who dissed her dad along with every other Dem president to praise Reagan instead. For all you rocket scientists who think we need to pander to thugs, maybe you've missed a few things. One, the Dems have been turning out in force. Two, women will decide this election. And you'll find the majority of us want our party to nominate a Dem, not a Reaganite or Lieberdem like Obama is.

Posted by: millerz | January 26, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

tiger08...uh, what Republicans has Obama attracted?? consider the state my friend. he didn't win california or something. jeez...

Posted by: getdeb | January 26, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Did any of you READ the op-ed?

For the first time in years, people are actually INSPIRED by a candidate--Obama. Instead of a policy wonk or "technical" master (worst advice ever for Hillary to stay that uninspired route), we have someone who speaks of motivation, unity, and rational leadership. Who brings people together instead of ripping them apart on party lines. Obama inspires people BEYOND politics.

No one else can offer that feeling, and that belief. The last one close to it was Bill himself. Hillary, bless her heart, is dearly lacking. No Republican comes close.

As for winning, far more moderates will vote for Obama than would for Hillary. Too much history, hatred, and polarization---and the Billary negative politics and smearing of Obama isn't helping.

In fact, Obama is the ONLY democrat who could beat McCain by appealing to the center. Hillary will motivate the Republican base and suppress turnout.

But, in the end, do you want to have a president who you can believe in? Who brings those same feelings that JFK did? Then take it from Caroline and vote Obama.

Posted by: hillmannic | January 26, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

I must be drinking different kool-aid than some people, because it's pretty obvious to me that hillary stands no chance v. the gop likeliest, while obama takes them to the cleaners.

Posted by: jtamarkin | January 26, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Caroline. Coming from you, this means so much no matter what the outcome.

Posted by: markmastroianni | January 26, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Why do I always get the sense that the people who post for Clinton are paid by her campaign? It all seems so terribly false.

Posted by: drankland | January 26, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Hillary is TOO divisive. She ONLY attracts Democrats. As we saw in 2000 & 2004 you need to be able to attract more than just Democrats...and Barack is the ONLY Democratic candidate who overwhelmingly attracts Independents, moderate Republicans and Generation X & Y . ~ Vote Barack 08';-)

Posted by: tigero88 | January 26, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Caroline understands what this election means. If Hillary wins the nomination there is a good chance she will lose. Obama was correct. He can get Hillary's supporters if he is the nominee; however, she may not be able to draw the independents and young who support Obama. Equally Hillary will bring out Republicans to vote which will not only affect the presidential election but the congressional elections also. If Republicans stay home, it increases the number of Democrats elected to House and Senate seats. Like Caroline, Rahm Emmanual, Pat Leheay and Ted Kennedy understand this and that this is a transitional election. If Obama is the nominee, he will draw young voters 16 to 32 to the polls. I know 16s can't vote, however, in 2010 they will. An Obama presidencial nomination could make the Republican party the minority party for a generation. In the 80s the Republicans had the Reagan Democrats for a generation. This time, the Democrats could have the Obama Republicans.

Posted by: Repub | January 26, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Who cares about the Kennedy's...

I support HRC and if Obama wins the nomination I will be voting for McCain or Romney. Obama is untested and experience still counts more than good speeches.

Obama is going to get routed in November.

Posted by: rfdanao | January 26, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

"Caroline Kennedy is not political so her endorsement is worth nothing."

It means a great deal to those of us who remember John Fitzgerald Kennedy and the promise of his presidency.

Posted by: sherirogers | January 26, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Great endorsement. I care a lot. When people who I respect way in with their opinion, I pay attention. I'm not so self-centered that I don't think it matters when other people gilve their opinion.

Posted by: GoHuskies2004 | January 26, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

djk422, how do you make your decision if you're disallusioned by everyone? I'm starting to feel the same way, so this is a serious question. Do you just go for who you think is the lesser evil on election day?

Posted by: alliebear | January 26, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Caroline Kennedy?? Puhleese. Can't wait to hear who Amy Carter is supporting.

Posted by: getdeb | January 26, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Obama makes me proud to be an American...

Posted by: AtomicZ | January 26, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Caroline Kennedy is not political so her endorsement is worth nothing.

Posted by: FedupwithPolitics | January 26, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

the only question that matters is which candidate helps Democrats get elected to Congress, Governors and State Legislatures.

Thats where laws are made and peoples lives are most effected. Bill Clinton spent six years vetoing and modifying Republican proposals.

I would rather loose the Presidency but increase Democratic control of the legislative bodies.

Democracts have to stop being elitist and focusing on the Presidency and S.C. and realize that we need to be able convince people at the grassroots

Posted by: rds748 | January 26, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

I ran a county headquarters for JFK and wrote speeches for Jesse Jackson. This is absolutely thrilling, particularly after the past week. It will certainly change the politics of the rest of this race and resonate with voters throughout the Super Tuesday states!

Posted by: bcohen | January 26, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Hooray! This is the night that the Clintons are routed. Very exciting. I think history has been made.

Posted by: drankland | January 26, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Bill and Hillary should pull a political akido move by focusing 100% on the issues. Hillary has a better command of the issues and better ideas for solving the problems we face as a country than anyone.

She should keep it "technical"
If she focuses on policy and shows people just how well thought out her plans are there's no way she can lose.

Hillary Clinton has the best policy ideaa and policy is what is going to affect every American's life.

If Obama gets the nomination, Republicans will crush him like a bug, and McCain will win the election.

The upside is that there's not that much more McCain will be able to do to screw up the country and that he may not be that bad a president.

Posted by: svreader | January 26, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Thank Gawd, that i'm an independent... my loyality is to the best person... Not the party. i got disallusioned with the dems bcse of the corruption, i got disallusioned with the r's bcse of their lies. BUT... i STILL vote.

Posted by: djk422 | January 26, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Great piece by a classy lady, which I think will be very important for Obama. People are still inspired by President Kennedy and this endorsement confirms that this type of heightened national spirit can happen again.

Posted by: rsattiraju | January 26, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Former President Bill Clinton may be keeping his zipper closed these days. But his mouth is always wide open and constantly in motion, as he campaigns for his wife, Senator Hillary Clinton.

Senator Barack Obama has tried mightily to raise the country's level of political discourse to actually discussing ISSUES. But Bill Clinton's pursuit of a third term is getting in the way -- he'll say ANYTHING, true or false, to discredit Obama. And so Obama, a veteran of Chicago politics, has had to hit back -- which he has still done in a dignified way.

Enough already. The Presidency of the United States is not a consolation prize to be awarded to Hillary Clinton, for standing by her man after his hanky-panky with Monica Lewinsky. It is the most important job in the world. Obama may be a lot younger than Hillary, but he has learned more in 46 years than she has in 60.

By the way, I'm an old white guy. And an Obama supporter.

Posted by: chuck8 | January 26, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Ten Most Corrupt Politicians 2007
http://www.judicialwatch.org/

1. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY): In addition to her long and sordid ethics record, Senator Hillary Clinton took a lot of heat in 2007 - and rightly so - for blocking the release her official White House records. Many suspect these records contain a treasure trove of information related to her role in a number of serious Clinton-era scandals. Moreover, in March 2007, Judicial Watch filed an ethics complaint against Senator Clinton for filing false financial disclosure forms with the U.S. Senate (again). And Hillary's top campaign contributor, Norman Hsu, was exposed as a felon and a fugitive from justice in 2007. Hsu pleaded guilt to one count of grand theft for defrauding investors as part of a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme.

8. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL): A "Dishonorable Mention" last year, Senator Obama moves onto the "ten most wanted" list in 2007. In 2006, it was discovered that Obama was involved in a suspicious real estate deal with an indicted political fundraiser, Antoin "Tony" Rezko. In 2007, more reports surfaced of deeper and suspicious business and political connections It was reported that just two months after he joined the Senate, Obama purchased $50,000 worth of stock in speculative companies whose major investors were his biggest campaign contributors. One of the companies was a biotech concern that benefited from legislation Obama pushed just two weeks after the senator purchased $5,000 of the company's shares. Obama was also nabbed conducting campaign business in his Senate office, a violation of federal law.

Posted by: washpost3 | January 26, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

I DO

Posted by: rds748 | January 26, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

WHO CARES

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