Obama 55%, Clinton 27%, Edwards 18%
Caroline Kennedy also threw her support behind Obama in moving op-ed piece in the NY Times. This might have some traction with Latinos. It isn’t uncommon to find pictures of JFK in Mexican-American homes, often placed next to a sketch of Christ or a photograph of the Pope. At the end of her piece, she states, “I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans.” I think that the Clinton administration was inspirational to a degree, but then we became distracted when the Republicans took back the house and with the Lewinsky scandal. There is something to be said for someone who can inspire action because we aren’t going to get out of the mess that the present administration is leaving behind without a committed core of people willing to work for change.