Politics & Government

August 25, 2008

Emotional opening in Denver as Kennedy passes the torch

An ailing Sen. Edward Kennedy took to the podium on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, recalling his brother John's inaugural address. "The torch will be passed again" to Barack Obama and a new generation, he said. "We are told that Barack Obama believes too much in an America of high principle and bold endeavor," he said. "But when John Kennedy thought of going to the moon, he didn't say it's too far to get there."

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