On March 27th Caroline Kennedy held a cocktail reception to raise funds for her kin — the young but impressive Joe Kennedy, who is running for the congressional seat vacated by Rep. Barney Frank. Joe embraces his family’s legacy in Massachusetts while also acknowledging that name alone will not assure him electoral success. “You’ve got to earn it,” Kennedy has said. “You’ve got to go out every day and talk to people, listen to their concerns, shake more hands, knock on more doors, take more phone calls.”
Unfortunately, I missed the elegant cocktail evening to be with my dad in California after he suffered a significant cardiac event, but watch Joe Kennedy. He’s going places.