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The DNC Convention Tribute to Senator Edward Kennedy

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Senator Ted Kennedy I grew up in a home where my mother was obsessed with the Kennedy’s.  Growing up my reply was generally to yawn and then flee but as I grew older, I started to read a lot more on them and became more and more interested in Ted Kennedy because of what happened after John and Robert died.  By most accounts he wasn’t read to be the patriarch of the family and failed miserably early on with it.  What I found so interesting was that despite absorbing such overwhelming blows, he kept getting up and kept on moving forward

While it is up to debate, when you look at his legislative accomplishments, he made have made a bigger different that Jack or Robert did during their public lives.

It’s weird to think that there are no more Kennedy brothers to hold the imagination of us in the west anymore.  It is an end of an era.

Related: The New York Times has a timeline of his life and also a 13 minute video that is worth watching.

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  1. So much of his “The Dream Shall Never Die” speech is relevant now. It makes me sad that so many Americans do not know how much it was really Senator Edward Kennedy that made the dreams of his brothers a reality.

    I put together some of the audio of the speech, accompanied it with images and ideas that highlight some of his accomplishments, and put it into a video. The following page also has information on of the six Democratic senators in the Senate Finance Committee who are holding up the Kennedy Health Care act.

    http://ipolity.com/wiki/index.php?page=TDP+Health+Care