The party of Robert F. Kennedy is gone

The party of Robert F. Kennedy is gone
Robert F. Kennedy (Image: Library of Congress)

[Ed. – Well worth reading at the source.]

In the aftermath of the murder of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, then a candidate for president, went forward with a planned rally … in the heart of Indianapolis’s African American community. … [H]e called for “an effort to understand with compassion and love.”

Kennedy’s … plea was tragically not successful. …

Nevertheless, Kennedy’s speech was a heartfelt, deeply moving appeal for healing and love among fellow citizens. … Read his speech from that night in Indianapolis. …

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Then ask if you heard anything approaching that this past week from any corner of the Democratic Party. Kennedy … did not use the tragedy of King’s murder to score points. He did not demonize his opponents in the field, Hubert Humphrey and Eugene McCarthy, or his presumptive opponent in the fall, Richard Nixon.

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