The Man We Miss and The Dream That Lives: Robert F. Kennedy
by Brent Budowsky | Nov 19 2006
If my first political memory was a child watching President Kennedy sending the Right Stuff astronauts into space, my first political action was working for Al Lowenstein and Robert Kennedy in New York, before being old enough to drink or vote.
Robert F. Kennedy embodied an attitude, a spirit, a drive, and an American idealism that is deeply missed in our politics today, and tragically missed in America's global policies in the post 9-11 world.
Robert Kennedy was the ultimate insider and the ultimate challenger of the status quo. He understood that America's real greatness and power was to lift our people with opportunity at home, and to lift people around the world with a true vision of a better life.
Robert Kennedy served in the Navy and grew up in a family of war heroes, but understood that America must always offer the world hope, opportunity and social justice.
The cardinal sin of George W. Bush is that he lives in a politics of fear, resentment, anger and division that has created more terrorism, more anti-Americanism, more damage to our national values and our global leadership around the world than any President in our history.
The cardinal virtue of Robert Kennedy is that he lived in a politics of hope and believed that politics could be a noble profession where American leaders could lift hearts, lift minds, and lift hopes at home and everywhere
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