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08/26/2009 07:53 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kennedys Revisited

Don't get me wrong, I love the Kennedys, I surely do. But the Lord Almighty made no harder rock than the stone he gave conservatives to toss at the Kennedys. In the end their personal foibles, liberal arrogance and political pride might have done more harm than good to the progressive cause. Case in point: Was it a good thing to make Ronald Reagan's election in 1980 that much easier by challenging the Democratic Party's president, Jimmy Carter, and then humiliating him at his own convention?

More on Craig's blog: The Kennedy Magic / Carter: Ted 'Staunch, Honest, Open' / The Best Kennedy Legacy