This is from the Huffingtonpost.com
'Liberal Lion' Ted Kennedy To Back Obama
The Page Mark Halperin January 27, 2008 10:26 AM
Powerhouse Sen. Ted Kennedy is set to endorse Barack Obama for president.
The scoop was first reported by Time's Mark Halperin and confirmed by CNN. Suzanne Malveaux reported:
"This is really big and very big for Barack Obama. Senator Ted kennedy...is a giant in the party. A Clinton campaign source told me the Clinton campaign is in fact expecting it. Already a senior aide from the Clinton campaign reacting on the record to the news that they expect. 'They have been friends,' Senator Clinton and Kennedy, 'for a long time and Senator Clinton has a lot of respect for Senator Kennedy.' ... This is really kind of extraordinary when you think about the relationship between the Clintons and the Kennedys, the kind of personal relationship that the two have. Obviously this is a very big win for Barack Obama."
Kennedy is one of two potential superstar Dem endorsements -- the other being Al Gore. Read Halperin's report here. Caroline Kennedy, daughter of JFK, endorsed Obama in a Sunday New York Times op-ed titled "A President Like My Father."
Ben Smith reported earlier this week that the Clintons were concerned about Kennedy's endorsement and were making a full-court press:
I do know, however, that Hillaryland is worried: Two sources say she's directed a flood of calls the senator's way, with everyone from union leaders to his Massachusetts constituents scrambling to stop what Clinton's camp is worried could be an endorsement of Obama.