John Kerry’s no longer the junior senator from Massachusetts.
“As far as I’m concerned we still have a senior senator and we have to celebrate his life,” Kerry says a few minutes later, backstage at the John F. Kennedy presidential library, where his friend and mentor is lying in repose. Dozens of Kennedy relatives mill around and Kerry greets them all. “What’s changed is Teddy’s lying in there. There’s a moment here where the mission gets larger. And I’ve got to step up and we’re going to have to do our best to meet the challenge.” via TIME