A Certain Lack of Focus

Monday, January 28, 2008

Holy Politics Batman!

WOW! Did anyone else hear the endorsement in tonight's Democratic response to the State of the Union??? Towards the end of her speech, Kathleen Sebelius, Governor of the State of Kansas, said: "We are tired of leaders who rather than asking what we can do for our country, ask nothing of us at all."

wowNow this isn't particularly shocking rhetoric, after all Kennedy is still one of the most loved presidents of all time (yes I know some people hate him), and those are referencing some of his most famous words. If it weren't for the timing I'd say it was a pretty typical comment.

But in politics EVERYTHING is intentional and because of today's endorsement from Ted Kennedy and, even more key, yesterday's Op-Ed by Caroline Kennedy entitled, you ready for this? A President Like My Father (!!!), Barack Obama is at this moment, more than any other, connected to J.F.K. in the minds of Americans.

I'm a little floored by this. Does anyone else think this is huge, or am I reading too much into this?

*Photo and transcript from CBS but NPR is still my favorite.

UPDATE: HA! NPR says the same thing. Look slightly past halfway down. I rock.


William the Coroner said...

It would be really interesting, Clinton was the first boomer president, but Obama might be the first post-boomer president. Interesting that the boomers might have only held on to that office for two presidents (and that Billy C was touted as a reincarnation of JFK back in the day.

Meagan said...

I thought that was just because of his Oval Office hobbies. I'm not sure if Obama will get the nominee or not, but I know the experience argument doesn't hold any water for my demographic. Hillary needs to stop bitching about Obama and start focusing on herself. Same with Bill... what a disappointment HE's been this election... and I always loved Bill!