"My fellow Democrats and my fellow Americans, I have come here tonight not to argue as a candidate but to affirm a cause. I'm asking you--I am asking you to renew the commitment of the Democratic Party to economic justice. I am asking you to renew our commitment to a fair and lasting prosperity that can put America back to work. This is the cause that brought me into the campaign and that sustained me for nine months across 100,000 miles in 40 different states. We had our losses, but the pain of our defeats is far, far less than the pain of the people that I have met. We have learned that it is important to take issues seriously, but never to take ourselves too seriously."
Kennedy and Carter had a tough and nasty primary campaign that stayed contentious right through the Convention. Though he was losing, Kennedy refused to drop out. I don't believe that Hillary and Barack's fight has been as rough, but as we know, the wounds linger. I hope Hillary can rise to the challenge the way Ted did and I hope that the results are much better for the Democrats than they were in 1980.