Caroline Kennedy Supports Obama
Posted by Ryan on January 27, 2008
This analogy is getting tiresome.
Back in 1960, JFK is said to have inspired an entire youth generation to get involved in public service and made them believe that everyone mattered and had the power to change the world. Sounds a lot like what Jesus Christ does to people, but to Libs JFK is close enough.
So, after Barry’s big win yesterday JFK’s only surviving child, Caroline has endorsed O’Bama because, in short, like her father he preaches hope and inspires the youth (so does the Pope, by the way, but no Lib’s going to endorse Benedict for anything). No President she remembers has inspired Caroline the way that O’Bama would, so turning O’Bama into the new JFK, Caroline lends him her support.
I hope the War on Terror ends. I hope we’ll end our dependence on foreign oil. I hope the economy will get better. I hope my taxes won’t go up. I hope SWMNBN won’t win. I hope Social Security will be there for us in a better, more solvent form. I hope for world peace and hover cars that run on good-will and pixie sticks.
Yet how far can “hope” alone get you?
Caroline speaks about the youth generation as needing someone to give them hope. I’m a member of Gen X. It’s not that simple to us. Good feelings and intentions only get you so far. We’re a cynical group because our politicians and leaders consistently let us down (most of whom are part of Caroline’s own Boom Generation by the way). My generation requires action, not words. We require substance, not fluff. We require a candidate who is not just going to give us “hope” but produce actual results. We are sick of the sweet-talkers and the word-bumblers. To quote Nike’s ad department “Just Do It,” enough talk.
O’Bama will get ripped to shreds against any Republican who can articulate specifics on achieving goals in a Republican way. Suddenly, O’Bama’s smooth-talk and hope-speech turns into defensive, vague, Great Society/Big Government liberalism. Plus, though socially liberal and not very popular until two months before he died, JFK cut taxes and was strong on defense. Sorry Barry, you’re no JFK.
Pic from Biography.com.