Vicki Kennedy Says Ted Would’ve Been “Exhilarated”

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Vicki Reggie Kennedy said she felt “great joy” when House members passed healthcare reform late Sunday night, and that it was a vote she knew her husband, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy would have been “exhilarated.”

Sen. Ted Kennedy spent much of his Washington career on healthcare issues.

During an appearance on Good Morning America, Vicki Reggie Kennedy said:

“I think he would’ve been exhilarated. You know he was always a person about moving forward. You know, he would be thrilled. When he endorsed Barack Obama in 2008, it was a vision that he had that this day would come. He believed that he would be the president who would finally be the one to help to push through comprehensive health care reform and he was right.”

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8 Responses to Vicki Kennedy Says Ted Would’ve Been “Exhilarated”

  1. Pechanga says:

    I miss Senator Kennedy.

    He was a good man and he really cared about this nation and the American people. He always said, to those who were given more, more is expected. He lived his life committed to this value.

    I agree with his widow, Vicki Kennedy. Teddy would’ve been doing cartwheels down the street after healthcare passed. He cared deeply about this issue.

  2. Walk on Socks says:

    Did you see the DOW went up yesterday and closed higher? All the GOP wrist slitting and promises the sky would fall of the Democrats passed healthcare failed to come true.

    Say what you will about corporate America but the Street knows deficit reduction is good for business and good for the economy.

  3. Harry says:

    I’d like to believe Teddy is looking down on the earth today and smiling. His dream of healthcare reform is about to become law for Americans.

  4. feminazi says:

    I like Victoria Kennedy a lot. She’s smart and very attractive. Why the national Democratic party didn’t court her to run for Ted’s senate seat is something I will never understand. Now, Massachusetts has the nudie boy, Scott Brown. Maybe she can be convinced to run in 2012?

  5. libhomo says:

    Walk on Socks: The reason the stock market went up is that this is a huge wealthcare bill for the HMOs and health insurers. The middle class, the poor, and the elderly will lose money and care thanks to this legislation, which is the same legislation the GOP would have passed if they were in power.

  6. Big Hank says:

    LibHomo, Obamacare brings approximately 31 million new customers to insurance, as well as additional 18 million to Medicaid.

    This is a bad thing how exactly?

    Since Single Payer was DOA, would you have preferred to let 48 uninsured remain uninsured?

  7. Peace Nick says:

    Politics suck. You never get everything you want the first time you pass a major piece of legislation.

    National healthcare is a massive program. Bigger than anything we’ve seen since Social Security was passed in 1935 or Medicare in 1965.

    This is a start and we will have ample time to add and improve on it over time. Big Hank is correct. We couldn’t let this fail over it not having a public option or single payer.

  8. Rachel says:

    Maybe Vicki will run in 2012? I think it was just too soon after Teddy passed for her to consider such a huge task. She certainly has the support in the DNC and on Capitol Hill but, would the Massachusetts voters support her?

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