Ted Kennedy, The Unapologetic Liberal

by Ben Cohen

Chez Pazienza sums up Ted Kennedy and his personality filled legacy:

Senator Kennedy’s death marks the honest-to-God end of a political era,

and truthfully it’s impossible to overstate the impact that Kennedy and

his brothers’ presence has had on both the political landscape and our

popular culture in general all these years. Love him or hate him, tire

of his personal triumphs and tragedies or be fascinated by them, Ted

Kennedy was a force of nature; a larger-than-life, yet all-too-human,

champion of unapologetically liberal values; a man who fought for the

poor, against racism, and who took up the torch of community service

and volunteerism — even during a lengthy period in our nation’s

history when such issues were anything but fashionable.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.