A couple of hours ago surrounded by most of his family, Senator Edward Kennedy stood up in Washington and announced to a round of cheers that he and his family were supporting Barack Obama for President of the United.
Kennedy’s decision was an enormous boost the junior senator from Illinois and a body-blow for the junior senator from New York. It would not be too much to say that Kennedy’s choice may have a decisive influence on Super Tuesday and the rest of the campaign.
Kennedy and his allies have solid roots in the liberal wing of the Democratic party as he also has in the labour unions and the latino population. These are all elements that Hillary Clinton was counting on.
By this extraordinary endorsement Mrs. Clinton’s forces are diminished and so is she.
The whole Kennedy dream indeed will never die because it has been united with the Obama dream. This is a potent political elixir.
Is Kennedy’s endorsement enough to swing the election against Mrs. Clinton?
Or will be it be old news by tomorrow?