Obama deemed JFK for 2008 by the Kennedys
Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of John F. Kennedy, published an editorial in Sunday's New York Times endorsing Sen. Barack Obama for the presidency.
The opinion piece, titled A President Like My Father, likens Obama to the late President Kennedy. She wrote, "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."
The following Monday, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, younger brother of the late president, followed his niece in endorsing Obama at a rally in Washington. USA Today reported that Sen. Kennedy's son, Rep. Patrick Kennedy was in attendance.
The New York Times reported that Sen. Kennedy also likened Obama to his late brother in saying "there was another time, when another young candidate was running for president and challenging America to cross a new frontier... [he said] 'The world is changing. The old ways will not do... It is time for a new generation of leadership."
Sen, Kennedy will campaign for Obama in the days before next "Super Tuesday" in Arizona, New Mexico and California.
NPR reported that former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, President Kennedy's niece, had decided to endorse Obama's main opponent Sen. Hillary Clinton.