Great Column from Bob Herbert of the New York Times.
Ted Kennedy is a larger than life man. His flaws are large. His sins are great. His desires got the best of him too often. However, the good he has done outweigh the bad. He has made this a better nation. He is a giant of the Senate. As my late dad might have said "you couldn't put a patch on his ass". I think he truly cares about those in pain and the forgotten of this republic. I wouldn't say that about all "leaders".
Here is part of what Herbert writes so much more eloquently:
The press will tell you that this is Senator Kennedy’s toughest fight. I don’t even know if that’s true. Who knows what the toughest fight has been for someone named Kennedy? This is a guy who has experienced every kind of horror, who went down in a plane, who had to fight back after Chappaquiddick, who has had two kids stricken with cancer, and on and on. So who knows?
All I know is that the show’s not over until the curtain comes down, the lights go out and everybody has left the theater.
We’re not there yet. Hang in there, Ted.