Caroline Kennedy shares her presidential pick: 'Our fundamental values are at stake'

The race to the White House is heating up, and Caroline Kennedy is the latest high-profile name to share her top pick for Democratic nominee. 

The daughter of President John F. Kennedy opened up about this year's election cycle in a new column for The Boston Globerevealing her endorsement for former Vice President Joe Biden. 

“Although 60 years have passed, people still tell me that they are inspired by the words from my father’s inaugural address: ‘Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.’ Joe Biden embodies those words," the former US ambassador wrote in the op-ed. 

She went on to celebrate Biden's character and dedication to service:

“He understands that the source of America’s strength — what truly makes us great — are the values and ideals that unite us. That’s what his life of service tells us. That is what his character and decency reflect. That’s why, at this fragile moment for our democracy, Joe Biden is the president we need.”

Biden, Kennedy maintained, is the "best bet" for beating Trump because he can attract both independent and right-leaning voters, unlike some of the other Democratic nominees.

“Most important, this election is about winning," she continued. "We need a nominee who can compete in every state, who can bring wandering Democrats and independents back to the fold, and even attract some Republicans. Biden at the top of the ticket is our best bet to win the White House, keep the gains we made in the House, and put the Senate in play.”

The 62-year-old, who has dedicated her life to the public sector, argued that there was more at stake in this political cycle. 

“President Trump has done immense damage to our institutions, exploited our differences and shredded our credibility around the world,” she pressed.. “I am excited by the Democratic candidates and the ideas they have put forward. But this year, it’s not just policy proposals that are on the ballot. Our fundamental values are at stake as never before in my lifetime.”

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