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Ted Kennedy Endorses Obama

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By Ben Cohen

Brother of Democrat hero John F Kennedy, Sen. Ted Kennedy lent his credibility to Barack Obama by endorsing him today. Close to the Clintons, the Senator was apparently appalled at Bill's injection of race and untruthfulness into his wifes campaign (for a good analysis of this, check Christopher Hitchen's piece in Slate). Kennedy's endorsement was a major slap in the face for the Clintons, and further proof that Obama can shore up support from the establishment. Here is the speech below: