Whether you liked Ted Kennedy and his politics or not, his passing marks the end of an era in America. The Kennedy's have played a huge role in America's history. To stand up and fight for what you belive in, and do it for most of your life, says a lot about a person.
I try very hard to "walk the talk" when it comes to my beliefs. It takes a lot of energy and many times I just don't have it. Ted Kennedy, as did his brothers, spent his adult life working for what he believed would make life better for many Americans.
Yes there are other Kennedy's, but it's just not the same as "The Kennedy's" - John, Bobby and Ted.