"We'd Sweep the Country"
George Weigel writes:
... Let me only add to the public record that the late Henry Hyde, a pro-lifer to the core, told me that he had once said to Kennedy, “Ted, if you’d take leadership of our movement, we’d sweep the country.” Given the confusions of our moral culture and our law, that might have been too optimistic. But we’ll never know, as Kennedy took a different path, and among other things, ended up committing calumny against Robert Bork...
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
What Might Have Been ... [UPDATED]
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (1932-2009)
Eunice Shriver - One of the Last Pro-Life Kennedys and Founder of Special Olympics - Passes Away [UPDATED]
National Catholic Register: "Hope and the Politics of Abortion"
Ted Kennedy On Abortion: 34 Years Ago
Henry Hyde Honored with "Bipartisan" Funeral Mass
Henry Hyde - Tireless Defender of the Unborn, RIP
Henry Hyde Awarded Medal of Freedom
Henry Hyde to Get Presidential Medal of Freedom for Opposing Abortion
Hyde and Scalia, Catholics With Consequences