Re "JFK's daughter endorses Obama," Jan. 27, and "Kennedy to endorse Obama," Jan. 28
As I watched Obama endorsed by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) and Caroline Kennedy, I was moved -- again. In Obama I see a principled, strong leader who is inclusive and transparent. I have been moved to participate in my own democracy to solve the myriad profound issues we face as a country. That is the difference in these candidates for me. As one of the blades of grass in this grass-roots movement, the campaign constantly reminds me to remain on point and positive -- to draw no negative comparisons. I have tried to stay true to that ethic. No campaign is without vigorous discourse, as it should be.
America needs a leader who will inspire us to be better citizens, motivate our youth to action and put a face on our country that tells our shrinking world that we as a nation are capable of change, of strength in ideas and solutions, and remind us that we are one people with a powerful voice in our own destiny.
Oak Park, Calif.
The endorsement of Obama by President John F. Kennedy's brother, daughter and nephew can't be overstated.