STATE OF THE UNION UPDATE
from the expected self-congratulatory
bombastic bragging bullshit drivel of the
State of the Union speech itself; the
highpoint of the evening was the 'Democratic
Response' by Congressman Joseph Kennedy who
delivered an impassioned Obama-like
'running for president in 2020' spech from a
high school gymnasium in his suburban
Massachusetts district. Hearing him
reminded me of the first time most Americans
ever heard of an obscure Illinois State
Senator named Barack Obama as he delivered
the keynote speech at the Democratic
National Convention in 2004. Hearing
this young Kennedy gave me the same feeling
I had that time when I first heard Obama
speak, "WOW, who the hell is he! This
guy is going to become President!" At
the time, people told me I was nuts.
After all, Barack Obama had everything
against his ever becoming president, his
race, his obscurity, his lack of political
experience, his strange name, etc. And
yet, the inevitability of his becoming
President, as soon as possible, was set from
the moment of that speech. He had
charisma, he had passion, he had all the
right ideas! And when young Joe
Kennedy spoke, with the authentic hum and
squelch of the lousy high school audio
equipment in the background, I immediately
thought, "OH YEAH! This is who we've
been waiting for!"
Kennedy III has everything going for him.
He's a genuine Kennedy, great nephew of
President Kennedy, grandson of Bobby
Kennedy, he speaks fluent Spanish, has
degrees from Stanford and Harvard Law
School, and served in the Peace Corps.
And, he's cute as all get out! Its
inevitable. Imagine this brilliant son
of American gods, up on stage debating
against that moronic bumbling baboon who
soiled our national pride delivering the
State of the Union address this January.
Somehow lacking the distinctive Kennedy Down
East accent, he spoke plain standard
educated American in a strong passionate
charismatic voice denouncing hatemongering
divisiveness. He spoke supportively to
Dreamers, in Spanish. He spoke to all
Americans about true genuine American values
of mutual respect and unity.
can I say; he's the real thing, simple as
that. You heard it here first.
Call me nuts, its been done before.
Denny Meyer, fmr