Like most of you, I read today in two different ways that the Kennedy family has annointed Barack Obama as the heir to American Camelot.
Caroline Kennedy writes in 'A President Like My Father';
I have spent the past five years working in the New York City public schools and have three teenage children of my own. There is a generation coming of age that is hopeful, hard-working, innovative and imaginative. But too many of them are also hopeless, defeated and disengaged. As parents, we have a responsibility to help our children to believe in themselves and in their power to shape their future. Senator Obama is inspiring my children, my parents’ grandchildren, with that sense of possibility.
...I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans.
As you know, I happen to think that in many ways the comparison is apt. That puts me in the class of fuddy-duddies who would have said that Kennedy was too young and inexperienced to run this nation. But you can't deny that he appeals to the young - just like the Beatles.
You know what scares the bejeesus out of me? Not that Obama wins, but that he wins and gets assassinated, just like JFK. This country would go completely bananas. Absolutely, positively apeshit. The level of domestic chaos following the untimely death of President Obama would make me want to pack my stuff and move to...hmmm... Omaha to wait it out with the guys at Berkshire Hathaway.