Teddy shows up!
Quite by accident, I caught the tailend of the debate between Sen. Ted Kennedy and Republican challenger Ken Chase on NECN. Chase was hammering away at the illegal alien issue while Teddy was making excuses about the bogus guest worker program.
But give the guy credit: He showed up to face his challenger. That was more than he did in 2000 when he faced challenges from black Republican Jack E. Robinson and Uzi-toting Libertarian Carla Howell - who almost beat Jack E. And that was more than Rep. Michael Capuano did in 1998 after he won the Democratic nomination and hid in Somerville City Hall and wouldn't face his three rivals for the seat. And that was more than a slew of others who don't bother to face their challengers because they think it is beneath them.