I am a born in the year 1949 baby boomer from the East Coast, therefore so much of how I see and absorb political abstracts and reality is strained through my Irish Italian background, the Democratic party and of course the three Kennedy brothers who were, in effect, our Knights of the Round Table with all their epic deeds and disasters, all their personal and public trials. Their heroics and their hubris make them singular and giants among contemporaries who are no where near their equals. There is no question as a clan, a family they are intensely unique and yet representative of our flawed but forever trying to be better selves.
John, Robert, Ted all common names for uncommon men.
Perhaps with Ted Kennedy's passing the momentum to end this idiotic health care debate will get going and those opposed will be shammed into doing the correct thing in Ted Kennedy's memory.