By removing himself from the 2008 campaign, Kerry has effectively ended his aspirations; the end of a life-long dream must be difficult for a man who worked so hard, and so long, to put himself in position to be President.
One question that must be ringing through Kerry's mind (together with those close to him) this morning: could he have done more to try to win Ohio (or one of the other swing-states) in 2004?
Finally, Lehigh's column brings back the end of the Presidential dreams of another Massachusetts senator:
"For me, a few hours ago, this campaign came to an end. For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."
Senator Edward M. Kennedy - August 12, 1980