Kennedy Makes The Rounds For Senate Seat

Caroline Kennedy is meeting with politicians around New York state to show she's serious about assuming Hillary Clinton's Senate seat.

Kennedy is doing a tour of cities that's similar to Clinton's "listening tour" in 1999 and 2000 when she first ran for the
Senate.

In Syracuse, Kennedy said she'd be "honored" to be considered for the job if Clinton is confirmed as secretary of state.

A Syracuse city official says she thinks Kennedy is trying to show that she's more than a celebrity. The official says Kennedy commented that she's at a time in her life where holding public office is something she

New York Governor David Paterson would name any successor to
Clinton.

Kennedy notes there are a number of elected officials who've
also been named as possibilities.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Dec 29, 2008 at 04:44 PM
    Lavon, Since you seem to be up on the requirements to be a member of the senate, what are the requirement for Vp. According to the democrates she was not qualified.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Dec 25, 2008 at 04:54 PM
    No experience, no problem; Uncle Ted is there and I am sure he will be willing to help.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Dec 21, 2008 at 11:15 PM
    Lavon, let's find an American born cabbie from NYC then. At least a cabbie would know what interacting with the people who walk the streets of NY on a daily basis is really like.
  • by Steve Location: Kionston on Dec 18, 2008 at 06:38 PM
    I will be the first to offer that being experienced has not yielded the American people a representative group worthy of being called LEADERS! Our present Congress is being led by a group of arrogant, self serving hypocrites. The decisions that they are making are maddening and toally without sensibility.
  • by Fish Hawk Location: Greenville on Dec 18, 2008 at 06:56 AM
    Sarah, You should know by now that experience does not matter. If THEY will choose a non-experienced individual for president then you know a lack of experience is a must for a political position such as a senate seat. Rebellion here we come.
  • by Lavon Location: Kinston on Dec 18, 2008 at 06:07 AM
    These are the qualifications to be a US Senator: To be a member of the US Senate, you have to be... at least 30 years old. a U.S. citizen for at least nine years at the time of election to the Senate. a resident of the state one is elected to represent in the Senate. This is all spelled out in the Constitution Well folks to me it looks like she's qualified!! Any other opinions are merely subjective
  • by Sarah Location: Fayetteville, NC on Dec 17, 2008 at 06:45 PM
    Well, I personally dont think she should be chosen. They need to choose experience over her famous name but sadly I think she will win only b/c of her name.
  • by WOLFGANG Location: CHOCOWINITY,NC on Dec 17, 2008 at 06:27 PM
    Watch here become President within the next 20 years? President Kennedy ?
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