The text of Senator Edward Kennedy's closing letter to President Barack Obama published here.
After 1969 many were quick to judge Ted Kennedy; others wrote him off. Some stood by him.
None was a harsher critic than Ted Kennedy on himself.
Just one more step, and we'll do it, appears to have been one of the Senator's approaches to success both politically and personally. He shared that sentiment with his children and his colleagues.
Forty-seven (47) years have past since President John Kennedy talked of health care reform. Sixteen (16) years have past since President Bill Clinton talked of health care reform.
And, I for one wish fervently, deeply, truly, that his last wish is granted and that 2009 will win the country a meaningful reform.