Ben Smith reports, President Kennedy speech writer and special counsel Ted Sorensen, endorsed Senator Obama and compared Obama’s presidential campaign to Kennedy’s:
“The campaigns are comparable,” Sorensen said in an interview after his speech, which was delivered to a closed $1,000-a-head fundraiser at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, and which left guests buzzing over what several said was an implied comparison to Kennedy. “They say he’s too young, he’s too inexperienced, his demographic is wrong to get elected. They’ve decided in Washington that he doesn’t have a chance. But the campaign isn’t going on in Washington. The campaign is going on in the grassroots.”
Sorensen also sharply rebuked legislators who voted to authorize the Iraq war, a group that includes Senator Hillary Clinton and former Senator John Edwards.
“Members of either party who authorized this disaster should be accountable,” Sorensen said. “[Obama] didn’t have to vote for it, and moderate his position, and come up with an alternate strategy . He didn’t have to come up non-binding resolutions and so forth.”
Sorensen suggested a campaign slogan: “Obama: Right from the start.”
For the left-wing it's all about ending the war. I still support winning it.