New England Cable News talks to politics professor John Baughman about Kennedy's last Maine visit
New England Cable News focuses on the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s last visit to Maine, in February 2008, to campaign for Barack Obama. At about the 45-second mark, reporter Marnie MacLean talks to John Baughman, associate professor of politics, who recalls Kennedy’s speech in the Bates Chapel. “If you’ve seen a Ted Kennedy stemwinder, there’s no duplicate. No matter the crowd, no matter how young or old, no matter the background, they see the passion that he brings to those speeches. What he did [at Bates] was communicate in a very concrete way, as only he can, why fundamental principles, in his view, were at stake.” (View Clip and Text)
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