(CNN) – Barack Obama will take Sen. Ted Kennedy's place in delivering the commencement address at Wesleyan University this Sunday.
According to Kennedy's Senate Office, Obama offered to take the Massachusetts senator's place earlier this week after Kennedy was diagnosed with brain cancer.
"Senator Kennedy accepted knowing it would be an historic opportunity for the school and all those attending, including his daughter Caroline Raclin who is graduating and his son Ted Jr. who is attending his reunion," Kennedy's office said in a statement. "He's enormously grateful to Senator Obama and the support he's received from all of his colleagues this last week.”
I was impressed with Obama before, and I have high regards for T. Kennedy.
I believe this is great and don't care if Obama offered or Kennedy asked. What this is about is a person that really cares doing what he (cuz she can't) is right and just.
I am sure that some of you out there only think "what's in it for me" when someone ask a favor. I guess that is why you selfish people stick to Hillary
Obama is doing the right thing for a friend, and this country.
Give Senator Obama a break all you negative talkers, what did he ever do to you.
I believe this is great and don't care if Obama offered or Kennedy asked. What this is about is a person that really cares doing what he (cuz she can't) knows is right and just.
Senator Kennedey I will never forget your brother John. I was twelve years old when your brother was killed. I was at school the time that it happened.You will probably never think that a little girl from Quebec, living in Montreal was so affected, I was.. Today I think of you and your family and wish you the best, and my feeling is you will win again this illness, because you are a fighter. God Bless
I completely agree with you, Obama Supporter. This is not the place to vent your frustrations with the Democratic Campaign. This is Ted's blog. Wish him all the best in life and prayer.
Best wishes for you, Ted and your wonderful family. Thank you, Obama, for offering your help when your friend needs it. That's integrity.
lots and lots of respect
A true friend---Obama for President. God bless the Kennedy family.
H.R. Clinton wins the majority of votes and she still is the best candidate for the presidency.
Hillary a true leader and the super delegates will come on board and give her the presidency...
H.R. Clinton go all the way to the convention and get that nomination!
Barrack means Blessed of God. Do not curse a man whom God has blessed. The goodness of his heart show's he is genuine. You cannot fake goodness in these long grilling campaign season that has lasted over 16months.
WOW.....HILLARY'S ALMA MATER.....THIS NEWS MIGHT JUST SEND HER OVER THE EDGE. SHE"S WEIRD LATELY!!!!!!
WOW. Another speech!!! Gee just what we need. Can't Obama ever just talk with the voter. NO debates, NO questions. How easy does it get for him. Obama must do better if he is ever going to win in November.
I know, let Hillary be VP and help him out. She can handle all the tough question. like Policy issue. and the direction for the country. Obama can stand and smile.
Oliver – MD May 22nd, 2008 6:30 pm ET
"Go Obama 08/12 …. Forever!!!"
Now, this is idiotic. Forever? do you know what are you saying?
What a big surprise for Obama to accept giving another speech!!! This is his job: speeches! Any other ability? No debates..
But who dares to say anything will be accused by the Obamamaniacs not only for being racist but for not being sensitive re Senator Kennedy's illness. Good job! way to go freedom of speech.
He better beat McCain. Obama 2008
What is really scary is that the Obama-nuts have so much invested in their guy, that no matter what he does, they'll be behind him. I guess you call those people zealots, and they are probably the same crew that supported Clinton when he was getting impeached. They'll probably abandon Obama too when he tanks and something new and shiny comes along.
It's how freinds take care or freinds. The Clintons wouldn't know anything about that as they only use & abuse people, even one another.
Peace & God's grace to the Kennedy's & Obama's. & of course the USA > REAL Change in 08 !!!!
Barack is a man of honor and integrity. Ted Kennedy is a hero to many of us. Obama is a fitting surrogate for a great man. I love Teddy and I love Barack. I can only hope that, by a miracle, Senator Kennedy survives his grim prognosis, and continues to represent all of us in the Senate. my thoughts and prayers will be with him and his family.
Another freebie for Obama to campaign!
Empty vessel make noise
Go right on BOXER.
COME ON DEMOCRATS - LET'S WORK TOGETHER AND GET BACK THE WHITEHOUSE FROM THE GOP...
OR DO YOU ALL WANT TO PAY 12.00 A GALLON FOR GAS.... THIS IS WHAT THEY ARE SAYING...
TIME TO STOP THIS HATING
Democrat vs GOP
WIN BACK THE WHITE HOUSE FOR YOUR FUTURE!!!
there you go the protege.
Obama is a puppet, and Americans will soon know.
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It shows the degree of admiration that Sen. Kennedy has for Sen. Obama to ask him to step in for him. They are both great men abd God bless them.
obama for mutt catcher
O YEA mar.
YOU SHOULD ASK YOURSELF THE QUESTION.
IF YOU COULD BE HIM, WOULD YOU.
OBAMA IS PRESIDENT WAITING TO BE SWORN IN.