In the minds of the American public, Kennedys do not grow old. Or sick and infirmed. John and Bobby are forever young. But last night, we saw the youngest and last of the Kennedy brothers slowly totter to the podium to deliver an emotional farewell, for he is quite possibly dying.
On Tuesday,just hours before Hillary Clinton was to speak to the Democratic
National Convention Denver, 5th District congressman Jim Cooper addressed the Tennessee delegation at lunch. His main call was for party unity, as he held out hope that Tennessee, which has gone Republican in recent years, might end up in Obamas column in 2008. He had nothing but praise for Clinton, his former bitter rival in the health-care debate, and predicted she'd have "a great career as a senator."
Governor sees GOP lagging in electoral prowess nationwide; cites tight 2012 race in North Carolina as warning to overconfident Tennessee Republicans; Fincher proclaims a GOP version of the social gospel.