Alex Massie

The Kennedy Endorsement

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Teddy Kennedy endorses Barack Obama and, predictably, it's all kicked off. I'm sure Kennedy gave a fine speech. But as Isaac Chotiner observes:

you should tune into the cable networks, all of which are implying that today's endorsement ranks somewhere between the moon landing and global warming in terms of planetary importance.

And this, of course, is one problem with the American electoral system. The myth of the omnipotent Presidency endures and the office itself is treated as though its holder is some kind of Priest-King.

That being the case, one may say that Hillary Clinton is Ready to Disappoint from Day One. Obama will take a little longer to let everyone down.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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