• Dr. John

    Chris Matthews has written a truly wonderful piece that sums up as well as anything I have ever read the terrible tragedies that befell the Kennedy family and that shaped the person who Ted Kennedy ultimately became.

    His was a truly remarkable life, and, despite some missteps, incredibly productive. One often reads about what was inculcated into the Kennedy brothers and sisters: of those to whom much is given, much is expected. No one exemplified that better than Ted.

    His death truly does represent the end of an era. We can only speculate what kind of country we would now be living in, had Joe Jr., Jack, and Bobby been given the same length of years as their youngest brother.

    I, for one, think wed be much better off than we are.