Undeterred by his ongoing treatment for brain cancer, Senator Ted Kennedy walked on to the stage tonight at the Democratic National Convention and gave one hell of a speech. As the crowd chanted "Teddy!" he inspired and captivated the audience with all the fire and passion we've come to expect from him over the years.
"...Nothing - nothing is going to keep me away from this special gathering tonight! I have come here tonight to stand with you to change America, to restore it's future, to rise to our best ideals and to elect Barack Obama President of the United States. As I look ahead I am strengthened by family and friendship. So many of you have been with me in the happiest days and the hardest days. Together we have known success and seen setbacks, victory and defeat, but we have never lost our belief that we are all called to a better country and a newer world. And I pledge to you that I will be there next January on the floor of the United States Senate..."