The Kennedys are coming to the aid of the man they helped put in office.
In an email message titled “My uncle Teddy – sent by the Obama campaign to Obama supporters – Caroline Kennedy seeks to raise money for the president’s reelection.
The message masquerades as a feel-good note, but in the end, she’s asking for cash.
In the email, recipients are asked to click on a link that leads them to a page on the campaign website where they can write “what inspires you” about Obama. But once the comment is entered, the next page that appears is a solicitation which allows individuals to contribute up to $5,000 to the Obama campaign, an amount that covers both the primary and the general election.
In the email, Caroline references the moment in January 2008 when the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) came out in support of Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries, providing critical credibility to the relatively inexperienced candidate.
Four years ago today, I joined my Uncle Teddy and thousands of excited students at American University to endorse Barack Obama as the next president of the United States.
Barack Obama had stirred something in young people and the young at heart. I saw the passion in my own teenage children, and I heard it from a different generation of people who said they felt like they did when my father ran for president.
Once elected, Obama, as Caroline notes, fulfilled Sen. Kennedy’s decades old dream of creating a massive new health coverage entitlement.
Teddy understood that the challenges of health care aren’t political — they are personal. That’s why he fought for 40 years to make health care a right and not a privilege for American families.
How proud he would have been to see his candidate sign the Affordable Care Act into law as president, giving all Americans the security of knowing that their health care will be there when they need it most.
Caroline indicates she will campaign for Obama, closing the email by saying, “I’ll see you out there.”