Sunday, March 16, 2008
Bobby on St. Patrick's Weekend
Senator Robert F. Kennedy declared his candidacy for president on March 16, 1968.
"I want the Democratic Party and the United States of America to stand for hope instead of despair, for the reconciliation of men instead of the growing risk of world war," he said.
Kennedy also stated, "I do not run for the Presidency merely to oppose any man, but to propose new policies. I run because I am convinced that this country is on a perilous course and because I have such strong feelings about what must be done, and I feel that I'm obliged to do all I can."