Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Liberal Lion's Senate Reign Ends After 46 Years

{{w|Ted Kennedy}}, Senator from Massachusetts.Image via Wikipedia
Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the third-longest serving U.S. Senator in the nation's history, died Tuesday night of brain cancer. He was 77.

Loved and respected by his colleagues, to the public, he was both the most revered and most reviled member of the Senate. Whatever one's viewpoint, without question, Sen. Kennedy delivered for his constituents.

This blogger covered Kennedy's N.H. presidential primary challenge of President Jimmy Carter in 1980 and remember Kennedy's concession speech at his headquarters in a former Manchester department store. Although his remarks were inspirational to his supporters, one could almost sense the personal relief he felt while delivering it.

Rest in Peace.  February 22, 1932--August 26, 2009.

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