Caroline Kennedy, writing in the New York Times, has endorsed Senator Barack Obama for President. In an article entitled A President Like My Father, she said:
"I want a president who understands that his responsibility is to articulate a vision and encourage others to achieve it; who holds himself, and those around him, to the highest ethical standards; who appeals to the hopes of those who still believe in the American Dream, and those around the world who still believe in the American ideal; and who can lift our spirits, and make us believe again that our country needs every one of us to get involved.
"I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans."
Obama's campaign calls the American people to rally behind a "change we can believe in." But already, he is bringing change to America. Since announcing his candidacy a year ago, Obama has gently reminded us that there is a better way than what we've become accustomed to over these many years. He urges the American people to a higher destiny, a higher aspiration than self-interest.
Nearly a half century ago, in speech after speech, Kennedy cried out with a staccato-spoken voice: "I think we can do better." He believed we could. And in thoughtful moments so did we. Today, Obama echoes that same cry. He urges us to to the great challenges ahead. He says: "Yes, we can. Yes, we can!"