Robert F. Kennedy on an airplane during his presidential election tour in 1968. Photo: Harry Benson/Daily Express via Getty Images
Chris Matthews in the WashPost, "What made Bobby Kennedy so special":
"What made this Kennedy so unique, Jack Newfield wrote, 'was that he felt the same empathy for white workingmen and women that he felt for blacks, Latinos and Native Americans. He thought of cops, waitresses, construction workers and firefighters as his people.' We need leaders like him today, people who can unite diverse people into governing majorities."