Teddy anoints the heir to JFK's Camelot legacy
Published 28/08/2008 | 00:00
The long goodbye is under way. Teddy Kennedy's speech in which he referred to the dream -- his brother's dream -- living on in Obama, was nothing less than an anointing, a handover and a formal leave-taking.
The elder statesman of the Democrats, physically failing and with a weakened voice, gave his blessing to the televisual young senator at his party's convention this week.
And you couldn't help but feel 76-year-old Teddy, battling brain cancer, is unlikely to be around to endorse another heir- apparent to the Camelot legacy.