DNC Tribute to Ted Kennedy: “The Dream Lives On”

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One of the more moving parts of last night's program was a video tribute to the late Senator Edward Kennedy. His lifetime of advocacy for progressive causes — healthcare, education, fair wages, voting rights, immigration reform — lives on today. Every value we hold dear as Democrats and progressives is something that Ted Kennedy fought for during his legendary career.

Beyond honoring Kennedy's own achievements, this video includes a clip of Kennedy debating Mitt Romney in 1994 when the Republican challenged him for US Senate. The clip highlights Romney's previously held support for safe and legal abortion in America, a view Romney has apparently abandoned in an effort to court the right-wing conservatives that dominate his party. Kennedy skewers Romney, and calls him “Multiple Choice” long before it was cool.

Take a look, have a laugh and a bit of a cry:

Admit it, it made you well up a little bit too.  


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Katherine Haenschen

Katherine Haenschen is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas, where she studies political participation on digital media. She previously managed successful candidate, issue, voter registration, and GOTV campaigns in Central Texas. She is also a fan of UCONN women's basketball and breakfast tacos.

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