Senator Kennedy was far more than health care reform. For much of his time he fought an uphill battle for the disenfranchised. Also, many of those battles were thankless, until this last eight year regime. It was only then that the American public realized the excesses that could result from an indifferent government.
Kennedy’s difficulty was methodology. He and like-thinkers seemed to seek solutions beyond the acceptable ratio of government-private ownership and control.
Modern liberalism gravitates toward a central power source, as opposed to traditional Liberalism that focused on individual genius and freedoms. This fundamental difference is what is now surfacing in the health care debate.