Kennedys Backing Obama

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Barack Obama says he's too young to remember John F. Kennedy, but he says he heard members of his family talk about him and about a "time of great hope and achievement."

Monday, before a raucous crowd at American University in Washington, the Illinois senator heard himself compared to the late president as he picked up the endorsement of two generations of Kennedys.

Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy told the crowd that he marvels at the "grit and grace" of Obama, saying that Obama will help "turn the page on the old politics of misrepresentation and distortion."

Obama was introduced by the daughter of the late president, Caroline Kennedy. She says Obama "offers that same sense of hope and inspiration" that her father did.

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