May 19th, 2008
09:05 AM ET
12 years ago

Kennedy under evaluation but on the mend

 Sen. Ted Kennedy, shown in May 2007, was rushed to a hospital Saturday morning.

Sen. Ted Kennedy, shown in May 2007, was rushed to a hospital Saturday morning.

BOSTON, Massachusetts (CNN) - Sen. Ted Kennedy was undergoing more tests Monday as doctors tried to figure out what caused his seizure.

"[It's] unclear if we'll know anything conclusive later today or tomorrow," spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter said Monday. "As of right now, I expect him to stay again tonight."

The 76-year-old Democratic icon was flown to the hospital after having a seizure Saturday.

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  1. Harry

    Get well soon – the party needs you now more than ever before.

    May 19, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  2. Jack Romero

    How funny that Obama says he wants absolutely nothing to do with the politics of old and yet he adored Ted Kennedy. I sure hope Ted doesn't pull through this, he's be an absolute disgrace to the US Senate and the United States. I'm tired of the politics of old, and Ted Kennedy is about as old as you get! C-ya Teddy! (-:

    May 19, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  3. Larry in Ohio

    Water in his lungs?

    May 19, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  4. Amy

    Best wishes to Ted Kennedy. But if he decide to get out of politics because of his health issues, it would be even better.

    Never ever forgive him for the bad judgment regarding Obama, and for influencing the nomination. Never. This aristocratic political gang never liked the Clintons because they came from nowhere and didn't bow to the elders. They like Obama for his color which makes them look open-minded and modern.

    Many, many of Hillary's supporters will vote McCain so you all left-wing politicians and supporters enjoy the moment, it won't be long.

    May 19, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  5. eupec in IL

    The Kennedy wealth came from old Joe's bootlegging during prohibition. The Irish were tied up with the Mob in the big cities.

    Forget all the filanthropist BS. They just wanna tell you how to live your life, dependent upon big government.

    May 19, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  6. Crush Rush

    The dittoheads are the ones calling for his demise.They shall be exposed and taken to detention centers for mental testing.

    May 19, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  7. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    I wonder if John McCain will have a seizure when Obama kicks his butt in November? 🙂

    May 19, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  8. Bum Rush Austin,TX

    I ain't crazy about Ted. But I can guarantee that the folks who are going over the top with the bashing, especially because of his affiliation with Obama are a bunch of ditto fascistas doing the devils work for him.

    May 19, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  9. Georgia Independent

    Senator Kennedy – whether you agree with him always or not – has done some incredible things for this country and has served for many, many years. He is definitely not a perfect man, but he has long stood for those who have no voices for themselves. I wish the Senator a speedy recovery.

    And to those of you who are just rude and nasty people – I hope when you're ill that you don't get a dose of your own medicine... I'll bet most of you believe you're Christians too...

    May 19, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  10. Swampy

    As flawed a human being as he is (much like his brothers), Ted Kennedy is one of the best things ever to happen to this country. I wish him a full recovery and can't wait for him to be back in the Senate, fighting the good fight.

    And to those of you who warn against the party being taken over by the "radical left wing" I say, let's give the left side a chance - if you look at how the right and center have handled things, what've you got to lose? I'm much more fearful of seeing this government continue down the path it's been going

    May 19, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  11. GARY


    May 19, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  12. Joe Reg

    The good spirits are watching over you brother.

    Have no fear.

    God is Great.

    May 19, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  13. Brenda

    Some of you people are respect for anyone...

    My family and I wish you a speedy recovery Sen. Kennedy.

    May 19, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  14. Joe Reg

    God will send the most gifted
    ones to watch over you.

    And by good grace
    you will go through it.

    May 19, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  15. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Wonder if he saw the girl he drowned.....remember the one where he was drunk....drove her over a bridge....swam back to shore....then back to shower and sleep....and the next morning told the police about this....and there were no charges filed....ever....and now we feel sorry for this "hero"?? please

    May 19, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  16. CW4Barak

    You are in our prayers Sen. Kennedy. Soon you will be well enough to rejoin the winning team!

    Obama '08

    May 19, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  17. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Still laughing at the "if not Hillary...I will support McCain" comments –

    but then I thought about it...ask one of the Hillary supporters – "which positions do you side with Hillary on" – deer in the headlights...and they will all answer the same "we need a woman in the White House" – and cannot even answer this simple question....if they do answer....point out that Hillary has taken all possible sides of the issue...and only have a clear position on her own gender....

    Baffled...its ANYONE BUT HILLARY....she is a mess that does not deserve your support –

    May 19, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  18. Michael

    Disagrree with him about almost anything, but, unlike left wingers, who spew vitriol and bile, even when conservatives are ill, I will pray for Senator Kennedy. For you readers of the Daily Koz or whatever the hell the name of it is.

    May 19, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
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