Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ted Kennedy at 1980 Democratic National Convention: 'The Dream Shall Never Die'

I said my piece today on Ted Kennedy's tragic void in 1980 (see, "Hey, Ted Kennedy: 'Why Do You Want to Be President?'"). The historical moment is fascinating, nevertheless. Check these clips from the conclusion of Ted Kennedy's concession speech at the 1980 Democratic National Convention:

May it be said of our Party in 1980 that we found our faith again.

And may it be said of us, both in dark passages and in bright days, in the words of Tennyson that my brothers quoted and loved, and that have special meaning for me now:

"I am a part of all that I have met
To [Tho] much is taken, much abides
That which we are, we are --
One equal temper of heroic hearts
Strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

For me, a few hours ago, this campaign came to an end.

For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.


Mark Harvey said...

Screw the Kennedy Clan.

ALWAYS fought the US Constitution.

Fought forever with Reagan by using the KGB.

He may have found God in the end and that's what MAY have saved him.

The times before?


Stogie said...

"The dream shall never die." I am sure he was speaking of the dream of gargantuan government and socialism. Kennedy, born rich and who never worked at any kind of real job, didn't have a clue as to how the world really works or why.

He was an elitist snob who was out of touch with reality.