Caroline Kennedy is doing the right thing by withdrawing from her campaign to succeed Hillary Clinton in the US Senate.
Friends of hers and people that are part of the Ted Kennedy political franchise told me that her aspirations to be in the Senate had nothing to do with that job — but rather had a lot to do with positioning to succeed Barack Obama in 2016.
This was ultimately what Ted Kennedy wanted — but Caroline, appropriately in my view, would not have been suited for or prepared for that life.
Here was my earlier post on the subject encouraging Obama to avoid the train wreck of an embarrassing and aristocratically determined appointment by sending Caroline abroad to serve as an Ambassador in London, Paris, or elsewhere.
— Steve Clemons