I was not a big Kennedy fan unlike my Grandma Masterson, a lifelong Oklahoma resident, who followed the lives of the Kennedys closely.
As I've gotten older my politics, still fairly leftist, have crept toward the right. I resist calling my self a democrat, I am registered as an independent. I have always had a begrudging respect for Ted Kennedy.
I was saddened when it was announced he was ill and I contacted his office with my support. Within a few days I got an email back thanking me. I am not a constituent.
I think he was a man who did the best he could for his country. That is a pretty good thing.