Times are far too dark, the price of failure too steep and the road ahead too perilous for us to vote on identity politics. I would love to see a woman be president. I would love to see an African American be president. But right now, what I would love most is to elect the best person for the job.
I believe that person is Sen. Barack Obama. As a leader, he has inspired generations of Americans to look beyond reductive categories like gender or race. Instead, he calls on us to think past our own individual interests, to envision a world that is better for every person in it.Recently, my mother, Ethel Kennedy, said of Obama: 'I think he feels it. He feels it just like Bobby did. He has the passion in his heart. He's not selling you. It's just him.'
So we have the brother of John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy endorsing Obama along with JFK's daughter and RFK's wife and daughter. Rory Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy have both put their strong, clear, direct, endorsements in writing so we will understand how they came to their decision to support Barack Obama instead of Hillary Clinton. This is unprecedented. This is the first major Presidential endorsement from the Kennedy clan that was not a Kennedy.
I hope that you will study the issue.
Rory Kennedy is an award winning documentary film maker.
To read Rory's full endorsement which includes recognition of Hillary Clinton and what it would mean to have a woman president go here.