Sign the Petition to Draft Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in 2008

Q – “Do you see yourself running for elected office?”

A – “I could. I live my life one day at a time. I’m gonna go where I think God wants me to go and where I can be most effective. And that’s the way that I live my life.”

– Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Feb. 17, 2005

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at LIVE EARTH, July 7, 2007 

Ever since his riproaring speech at LIVE EARTH a few weeks ago, a lot of folks have been wondering aloud, “why the hell isn’t this man running for President?”

We have started a draft petition which will be forwarded to Mr. Kennedy, along with your signatures and comments.

Here is the text of the petition:

Dear Mr. Kennedy:

As you are already aware, there is a growing movement in this country to draft you into the 2008 race. Many Americans feel that you are the right man at the right time for all the right reasons. Please listen to our plea and run for the presidency of the United States in 2008.

We believe that you are the only man who can unite the country and restore America’s standing as nation of peace and goodwill in the eyes of the world.

We believe that you are the only man who will use the power of that high office to carry out the will of the people and bring our troops home.

We believe that you will not be intimidated or corrupted by powerful special interests, and that you will craft a sane energy policy.

We believe that you will make protecting our natural environment a top priority.

We believe that you will fight to restore public trust in our Justice Department and the dignity of the Attorney General’s office as your father once envisioned it.

You have devoted so much of your life to public service and making the world a better place. Although you have never run for office before, many of us believe it is time for you to make that leap of faith. Because we have faith in you.

We believe that you are the man who would live up to the highest ideals of all the Kennedy name stands for in American history. We know you would honor the legacies of your father and your uncle John F. Kennedy, and make us all feel proud of our country again.

40 years later, the Torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans. Who will we choose to lead us in these troubled times? Who best represents our common dreams, goals, and hopes? Who has the courage to stand up to the military hawks and corporate interests who rule Washington and want to rule the world? Who amongst the current crop of candidates not only talks the talk, but walks the walk?

In our opinion, *none* of them do. That is exactly why we must convince you, if we can, to take on the heaviest of burdens and run for the presidency in 2008, for all of us.

America and the world need you now more than ever. Your country is calling you. Please be our candidate.

With our signatures on this petition, we pledge that we’ll be behind you all the way to the White House.


The Undersigned




Sign the Petition « Draft Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for President 2008



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12 responses to “Sign the Petition to Draft Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in 2008

  1. Karen L. Matthews

    I was fortunate enough to live through your uncle’s Presidency and your father’s run for that office. I have NEVER given up, and will NEVER give in.

    You are needed.

    If not in ’08, please, please consider ’12 – because we’ll be so horribly gone as a nation by then that your expertise will be needed even more.

  2. Gil Anderson

    Not one of our leading candidates is a true progressive. That role falls to Dennis Kucinich, whom the party leaders won’t allow to win. We need someone to upset the whole rotten applecart if you’re up to the job.

  3. rfkin2008

    How right you are, Gil.

    BTW, I thought Dennis Kucinich was brilliant in the AFL-CIO debates on MSNBC last night. He always is.

    Bobby Jr. interviewed Kucinich recently on his Ring of Fire radio show (hear it in the archives at, and it seemed to me those two just sort of naturally understand each other.

    While our website is not endorsing or advocating for any candidate to run beside RFK Jr., a Kennedy/Kucinich ticket would make me very happy. I’d love to see them team up!

  4. Barbara Briemer

    America is close to environmental chaos and fascism in government —

    It would be wonderful if Robert Kennedy, Jr. would run — but a huge sacrifice.

  5. Byron Bellamy

    I’m in. Run.

  6. Chrisy

    I hope you will consider running. We need a man who is brave enough to tell the American people the truth.

    The other candidates seem part of the problem. We need a person who is away from the beltway and in touch with what is best for America and what the will of the American people is.

    Our country is in a moral crisis, and of all the candidates running, I don’t see them as part of the solution. I think you could be part of the solution and rally the people to stand up and take this country back. It was Dante who said “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis preserve their neutrality.” I think if you decided to run, that you would have the support.

    The American people need to know the truth!! I hope that you will think about running if not in 2008 then in 2012

  7. Another idea: Perhaps we could encourage somebody in entertainment, like Kanye West, Jaa zy, Justin Timberlake, Usher to Make a plea from the stage. Timberlake’s concert is full of passionate imagery!

    I wonder if Justin is Pro Bobby. I would prefer very charismatic performer to make an RFK, 2008 speech at concert. I can hear the earth move under my feet as I feel the rafters shake, the laser lights ablaze, and the performer & audiance in a dramatic pep rally.

  8. Ella

    Please run, Mr. Kennedy. It’s not too late for you to get in this race as an independent.

  9. Brin

    I sure wish you would run as an independent in 2008.

    What we want is a real candidate of the people…and that would be you!

  10. Jules

    An exmination of all the hand-count votes v. the machine votes will tell the tale.

    I certainly don’t think any fraud at all came from Hillary or Bill Clinton. On that score, I absolutely respect their integrity. I think they felt genuinely hurt, dismayed, upset, scared, even a bit passe, when Obama showed a double-digit lead going into the vote. I believe they were bracing themselves, preparing themselves for a battering and strategizing on which upcoming primaries would give her the best chance at succeeding and, at least, restore a bit of saving grace. As far as any vote manipulation goes, I believe they’d feel aghast at the thought of fraud and never would condone any chicanery whatsoever. Be repelled by it.

    Anyone at all could have rigged the vote. It’s even Rovian. Have Hillary win so they can pummel her later when she’s the candidate. (Because in a head-to-head I think Edwards, even Richardson are electable over the GOP candidate in ’08. Even Obama because of his charisma, because charisma and hope seem to be enough to satisfy the majority of people and he was ridng a wave.)

    My best guess is that GOP operatives wanted to put the kibosh on the tidal wave Obama was riding because it would change the whole consequent equation. And, it has.

  11. Regan Carson

    Please run in `08. It’s not too late!

  12. Kim Reyes

    Please Bobby, Run! How about VP in 2008?

    OBAMA/KENNEDY gets my vote, that’s for damn sure!

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