Saturday, December 13, 2008

Another Kennedy Wants A Senate Seat

Caroline Kennedy's attempts to snag another Senate seat for the Kennedy namesake in New York may be getting rebuffed, but that isn't stopping another Kennedy, Christopher Kennedy, from dropping less than subtle hints that he would like to take Barack Obama's place in the Senate. Kennedy runs the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The 45-year-old son of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy has used the Kennedy name to help raise some campaign dollars for local Democrats. Like Caroline, his only qualification is his last name.

7 comments:

TheAlmightyCthulhu said...

The only two names I heard floating from New York was Caroline Kennedy and Jennifer Lopez.

Let's hope for Kennedy.

Michael said...

Rudy Guiliani.... will he run for Senate or Governor?

Downtown Indy said...

And 'The Nanny,' Fran Drescher.

But hey, if it worked for Andre, it can work for Caroline.

jbargeusa said...

The only qualification being the last name.....fits a certain president I know....

artfuggins said...

Caroline Kennedy, like Andre Carson, would make Democrats proud. They are both intelligent and well informed.

TheAlmightyCthulhu said...

Downtown Indy: Indiana is a really funky state, and the gerrymandered districting means that if you cast a vote against the party that has been in that office for the last 30 years, it's usually in vain.

I live in a district that usually goes for any Republican with a pulse, Andre Carson's goes for any Democrat with a pulse.

Congressional seats are rarely competitive, Arnold the Governator even said it best "There's more turnover in the Kremlin than in the US House of Representatives."

As far as I'm concerned, Carson has been a pretty good candidate though...you do have to admit that the byzantine social agenda of the Republicans is just sickening, and I mainly vote Democrat just to put a check on that.

Michael: It's an appointment, not an election, and the Democrats pretty much own New York state anyway, so as long as they appoint a halfway decent candidate, they'll win re-election in 2010.

And even a New York Republican isn't a total disaster, they'd never run a bible thumping gun nut like you see in the Midwest and the South.

Ted said...

The consequences of the Supreme Court declining to address the US Constitution’s “natural born citizen” clause on the morning of Monday 12/15/08 — thereafter enabling the College of Electors to transform the crisis from “law” to “political and Congressional”, leading to the ‘inauguration’ of Mr. Obama, are nothing less than catastrophic. Lawsuits by members of the military challenging his ‘commander in chief’ status are INEVITABLE. And a military takeover to oust the “usurper” may be inevitable as well. Where is the media? This is no “tin foil hat” joke.