Caroline Kennedy Endorses Obama

Jan 26, 2008 9:06pm

Caroline Kennedy, the sole surviving member of the late President John Kennedy, is endorsing Sen. Barack Obama for President.

In an op-ed article to be published in Sunday’s New York Times, entitled "A President Like My Father," Kennedy explains the reasons for her endorsement: "My reasons are patriotic, political and personal, and the three are intertwined. All my life, people have told me that my father changed their lives, that they got involved in public service or politics because he asked them to. And the generation he inspired has passed that spirit on to its children."

"It isn’t that the other candidates are not experienced or knowledgeable. But this year, that may not be enough. We need a change in the leadership of this country — just as we did in 1960," she writes.

The endorsement itself is a blow to Sen. Hillary Clinton, but the last line could also be seen as a swipe at President Bill Clinton. 

"I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans."

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