“Today, the audacity of hope had its rendezvous with destiny. No mere
endorsement this, more like a political anointment from the Kennedys,
merging ideals from two different eras....Obama is now an adopted son of
Camelot. His candidacy blessed not just by the Lion of the Senate,
patriarch of the clan, but by JFK’s daughter.” —
ABC’s David Wright on Nightline, Jan. 28. [55 points]
come in droves, by the tens of thousands at times, to hear Barack Obama
speak....With soaring rhetoric, Obama is moving his audiences not just
politically, but emotionally. Even some political commentators who’ve
seen it all can’t help but gush....The stoic eloquence channels John F.
— Correspondent Tracy Smith on CBS’s The Early Show, February 14.
we got a glimpse of the early 1960s when politics was alive, so here and
now in Washington D.C. The era of serious commitment, of short hair,
white shirts, narrow ties and the Peace Corps. Today, for a brief,
shining hour the young got to see what we saw. Not the gauzy images of
Camelot, but the living spirit of the New Frontier.”
— MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, January 28 Hardball. 
they gathered by the thousands at American University, sensing a moment
of history. John F. Kennedy gave the commencement address here five
months before he was shot. And today, the audacity of hope had its
rendezvous with destiny. The Kennedy clan anointed Barack Obama a son of
— ABC’s David Wright on the January 28 World News, reporting on
Ted Kennedy’s endorsement of Obama.