Why Robert Kennedy Still Matters
On this date in 1968, Robert Kennedy announced his candidacy for the presidency. He said, in part: “I do not run for the presidency merely to oppose any man but to propose new policies. I run because I am convinced that this country is on a perilous course and because I have such strong feelings about what must be done, and I feel that I’m obliged to do all that I can.
I run to seek new policies — policies to end the bloodshed in Vietnam and in our cities, policies to close the gaps that now exist between black and white, between rich and poor, between young and old, in this country and around the rest of the world.”
Those words are still relevant today. But for his tragic death, I’m convinced Kennedy would have been elected the 37th POTUS and the country would have been a better place.
The fight goes on.