(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.”
The begining of a New Era, May you be really blessed Barack and May Edy lives his days in full.
Kennedy is sick and needs a substitute. Let's not make this into a major story.
It's really sad to see how people have such hate in their heart! Who here wouldn't do something like this for their friend?!?!? How DARE you accuse someone who is doing the HUMAN thing that he is doing it for "Political gain" or for "free advertising"? Last time I checked...Barack has all the "free advertising" he can handle at this point...he doesn't need anymore. He's a gentleman and a good friend! I'd rather have him as a friend than some of you because you don't even understand the concept of stepping up and being there for someone in need. Maybe you've never been the person in need. I love the move Barack!
Since Hillary's supporters think the DNC and America should be moved by them threatening that they won't won't if Obama is on the ticket.
Then that can go both ways.
If the nomination is STOLEN then I too will vote for McCain.
(see how stupid this sounds)
God bless you Senator Obama!
Zoey -New Orleans, LA
Go Obama 08/12 .... Forever!!!
TRULY MY BROTHER.
Awesome...The Kennedys are the greatest family on the planet. God bless you Senator Kennedy, you're the best. You always do what's in you heart. For that I believe you will be blessed in every area of your life. I wish you a miraculous healing at God’s speed. Go Obama! Those graduates are in for a treat. You are a living legend that all things are possible if you believe. Using you as an example, they can be sure that the sky is the limit for they hopes and dreams.
Since Hillary's supporters think the DNC and America should be moved by their threatening that they won't vote if Obama is on the ticket.
Then that can go both ways.
If the nomination is STOLEN and given (not earned by Hillary) then I too will vote for McCain.
thats what friends are for...keep smiling....
obama, I knew jack kennedy, and you my friend are no jack kennedy. your hateful unamerican wife is not, and never will be Jackie O.
GOD bless you,senator obama! you have a big heart and love for a friend! you will make us and senator kennedy VERY,VERY,proud!
For all of the retards who keep saying that Obama is using the speech for a political ploy should really learn to read because the article clearly stated that Senator Kennedy asked him to deliver the speech and O did not ask to do it, believe me Obama does not need to gain any advantage he already has it well under hand.
Why Is It necessary ? . Obama Is Using Kennedy To Draw Attention To Himself . Shameful !!!!
this is directly from the article...
Kennedy had hoped to deliver the commencement address at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., Sunday, where his stepdaughter, Caroline Raclin, will be among the graduates. However, he has persuaded Sen. Barack Obama to stand in for him.
Go Obama is your blessing do not let your possession go away from you.God bless you and kennedy.
may the universe bring what the world is asking so desperatedly and needs so much: peace and change..................... opportunity for all, truth and honesty..
And the tickets go on sale on ebday in..5..4..3..2..1
Wesleyan students helped Barack take the Middletown area in our primary.
Bill Belichick graduated from Wesleyan. It's a great school from a great state.
The scholl plans to simulcast it. Can't wait to hear it!
Let's see: Ted Kennedy...then Obama. Poor graduates who can't get a better caliber speaker at their commencement. Condolences.
Awesome...The Kennedy’s are the greatest family on the planet. God bless you Senator Kennedy you're the best. You always do what's in you heart. For that I believe you will be blessed in every area of your life. I wish you a miraculous healing at God’s speed. Go Obama! Those graduates are in for a treat. You are a living legend that all things are possible if you believe. Using you as an example, they can be sure that the sky is the limit for their hopes and dreams.
WHAT A JOKE!
DESPERATION ON HIS PART, WILL THEY STOP AT NOTHING TO GET SOME ATTENTION ON OBAMA?
THE NEXT DAY THEY WILL SAY:
OH, HE DELIVERED ONE HISTORIC SPEECH!!!!
WHAT A CROCK!
HILLARY DESERVES THE NOMINATION!!!!!
Way to go Obama ! Stand up and deliver a speech that will move and inspire those kids .
True friends help each other out in their time of need. Way to go OBAMA do the right thing. Make a good impression on the kids they are yours in November.