The media is attempting to galvanize sympathy and support for Ted Kennedy but he wasn’t popular in the true sense of the word. I would argue his only popularity came with his ability to take from the U.S. treasury to give to his constituents and his brother JFK’s memory. Beyond that no one outside of Massachusetts has much in common with this deeply flawed man.
Here is what a Vatican spokesman had to say, “Back at headquarters, however, there is little room for nuance."Here in Rome Ted Kennedy is nobody. He's a legend with his own constituency," says the Vatican official. "If he had influence in the past it was only with the Archdiocese of Boston and that eventually disappeared too."
If the democrats believe that invoking this guys memory to impose their idea of healthcare reform, they are sadly mistaken. This man will galvanize his opponents more than his limited supporters. You see Ted Kennedy was not a man of the people; he was an elitist in the Senate. He never truly cared about the people or he would not have imposed the government programs that steal people’s dreams, lock them in poverty, and sentence them to a life of despair.
The Senate will never be the same again, and that is good for Americans everywhere…