Just as I was starting to enjoy a diminishing number of Kennedys in political office (though of course the Kennedys don’t like that at all), Ted Jr. comes along to try and ruin things:

Ted Kennedy Jr. is planning to run for the state Senate in Connecticut.

Two people briefed on the decision say the son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts will announce Tuesday that he intends to seek the Democratic nomination for the state’s 12th District. They spoke on condition of anonymity because Kennedy wants to make the announcement.

Kennedy is a 52-year-old health care lawyer who lives in Branford, a coastal town outside New Haven, and has been mentioned as a possible political candidate for years. He had said last month he was considering running for the seat.

Suggested campaign slogan for Jr.: “In spite of my lineage, I’ll get you all the way across!”

Does anybody really think a Kennedy believes “state Senate” to be worthy of the name? The Washington Post notes:

Ultimately, he has apparently chosen a rather low-profile entree into elective politics — at least, by his family’s standards.

Kennedy Jr. has zero elective office experience, so he probably figured he should spend a few months wearing a paper trainee hat in state office before running for U.S. Congress. After all, pop had “U.S. Senator” engraved on his silver spoon 20 years ago, so it has to happen.

In 2009, Ted Jr., after being asked if he’d decided to run for Congress, said “I haven’t crossed that bridge yet.” No, seriously.

Comments

13 Responses to “Oh great: Ted Kennedy Jr. trying to get into politics”

  1. Truesoldier__ on April 7th, 2014 5:35 pm

    "Kennedy is a 52-year-old health care lawyer"

    I wonder if he will try to run on Obamacare?

  2. Jimbo on April 7th, 2014 7:58 pm

    Ready the blow and hookers.

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  4. backwoodsconservative on April 7th, 2014 8:41 pm

    The Senate could have a new lying.

  5. Stosh on April 7th, 2014 8:57 pm

    He'll just need to drown a woman to get ahead…no problem for a Kennedy

  6. Marshall_Will on April 8th, 2014 2:47 am

    It's *designed* to be distracting. As is the case w/ Dims "cleaning house" as Doug and others have pointed out over the last several weeks in order their sins & misdeeds become "old news" by the time the Mids roll around in the fall.

    More important to defeat him on the lack of merits in his 'platform' than going after him based on his name. Herniating ourselves over Hillary ( and why is everyone treating that like a slam dunk ) on the same failed platform will be essential as well.

  7. Truesoldier__ on April 8th, 2014 10:36 am

    I have always wondered why so many think that Hillary is certain to be the nominee (haven't we heard that before in 2008). Honestly, I would not be surprised if she is defeated in the dem primary, which I believe is going to get really nasty and all the others will pull out everything from Bill's infidelity to Benghazi.

  8. doriangrey1 on April 8th, 2014 1:44 pm

    Tragically America seems perfectly happy creating political aristocrats. Kennedy for Senate, and Jeb Bush for president, were are totally screwed.

    Shut Up.

  9. Marshall_Will on April 8th, 2014 10:40 pm

    Oh absolutely! Further, as Jason Mattera had pointed out; "What is going to RUN on? ( The same failed progressive policies that aren't working NOW? )" para

    And I think Progs of every stripe have grown to realize.., O'Dumbo has totally POOCHED any form of Regressive platform for at least (2) generations! Theirs were simply, talking/distracting points to take Conservatives off their game whilst the raided the Union/public ed./gov-employment cookie jar.

    Having OWS mooks camped out in Lower Manhattan [perpetually] was never the plan. Any more than Solyndra/Wow etc. was viable. What's interesting is it isn't so much *our* response that even matters?

    How will they be able to fire the base when Hillary has to fake 12,000 Faith Voters for Hillary followers..? Their base is more uh… 'concussed' than us in 2012.

  10. Marshall_Will on April 8th, 2014 10:53 pm

    "in effect eliminating the one constitutional right that undergirds all others."

    Shut up! I swear I posted above re: their [expansive] list of pyrotechnical failed agenda points before seeing the Andrew Klavan vid! Lol. But it really has come to that. Bring up our FTP's and you're just a) a Nazi b) homophobe or c) whatever is gaining traction today…

  11. doriangrey1 on April 9th, 2014 2:02 am

    Shut up has worked for Marxist and tyrants for, well, forever, they are not going to abandon a working strategy until forced to because it no longer works.

  12. Marshall_Will on April 9th, 2014 2:56 am

    Only when their entire Sycophant Network fails in its entirety, will they consider retooling. As long as (1) cylinder is [sporadically] firing, it's all aboard the clown car!

    We're honestly trying to HELP them in order to UP the caliber of debate but this has degraded to the point of prying an incredibly drunk buddy out of a house party. Leaving only when he has made a final sweep of the premises, verifying ( the painfully obvious ) that all females have looong since departed? Repeating the same pickup line has a tendency to do that.

    For those that may not recall, striking out and in lieu of [any] mating window, only fistfight, car wreck, [jail] or unconsciousness await. Then they wonder why they never get 'invited' anywhere?

  13. affair on April 19th, 2014 1:19 pm

    Lawyers and politicians – all of them are evil

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