What Senator Kennedy said was magnificent. He did not dwell in the past, but defined what our future might be. Isn't that what great leaders do? Isn't that what made the two short years Jack was president great?
But what was really magnificent and moving was simply watching Senator Edward M. Kennedy stand befroe the 2008 Democratic National Convention. For those of us who have been political junkies for the past 40 or 50 years, Teddy is a representation of everything we've been through. . .the astounding turmoil and progress of the 60s, the dull drama of the 70s and the backward regressive policies of the 80s and 00s.
I could list so many events that define the past 50 years and how Teddy Kennedy represents and serves as a guiding light through so much of that agony and glory that has defined these times, but for now, I think I'll just sit back a revel in the fact that once again, I am watching history unfold.
I hope all of you do the same and enjoy.
Let's watch and listen to the next First Lady of the United States.