From Newsweek: Alan Khazei is Teddy’s Rightful Heir and should get his seat.
You can read the article for comments on the other candidates, if you wish; here’s the punchline:
…Alan Khazei, a nonpolitician who has raised some decent money but still lacks name recognition. You may remember a photo of Kennedy wearing a bright-red jacket when he came home from the hospital. The jacket came from City Year, the pioneering national-service program Khazei co-founded in 1988. Bill Clinton used City Year as the prototype for AmeriCorps, which is now nearing 600,000 Americans enrolled. After helping to save AmeriCorps when the Republicans threatened it with extinction, Khazei worked closely with Kennedy on a big expansion of the program that Obama signed this past spring. Khazei is running a Mr. Smith Goes to Washington campaign and already has thousands of young volunteers. More important, he’s the only candidate in Massachusetts who stands fully with the president on education. “Building the world’s best education system is no longer just a moral imperative because our children deserve it,” Khazei said in a well-informed speech last month. “It is the key to our economic recovery and the backbone of our international security.” Obama will be saying something similar in Wisconsin this week as he stumps for reform. Shouldn’t he get some first-class help in the Senate in trying to achieve it?
Second, in an opinion piece in the Patriot Ledger, JoAnn Fitzpatrick offers a list of reasons to support Khazei, and concludes
We need the best this rich state has to offer, someone unafraid to appeal to our nobler instincts, someone who recognizes us as citizens and not members of groups. This election is about leadership, not horse trading, and Khazei is the candidate with the qualities we need.