Thursday, April 07, 2016
Edward M. Kennedy 1980 Democratic National Convention Address
In 1980, Senator Ted Kennedy became the third of the brothers to run for president. Kennedy was disenchanted with the sitting Democratic president Jimmy Carter. After an interview with TV journalist Roger Mudd, it was perceived that he was the articulate and inspiring of the 3 brothers. Kennedy also was plagued by a scandal and revelations of the darker side of the Kennedy dynasty. Appearing at the Democratic National Convention in New York City, President Carter was already the party's nominee. Knowing that his ambitions to be president were probable gone forever, Kennedy made the speech of a lifetime.