Caroline Kennedy came out in favor of marriage equality. If appointed, she'd be only one of five US Senators to support marriage equality. This really solidifies things for me.
As I've been saying since her name's been brought up, she makes perfect sense. Her detractors are just wrong. She's someone who's written two books on constitutional issues, passed the bar in two different states and has clearly proven she's an exceptionally intelligent woman who's every bit as qualified (or more so) than most US Senators when they walk into that chamber for the first time.
Yes, she may be there chiefly because of her name, but that doesn't change the fact that she'll probably be NY's best bet. It doesn't change the fact that Cuomo, the next likeliest pick, is only there for his name and family, too. If it's a choice between CK and Cuomo, it's an easy choice. CK's the more progressive vote, given Cuomo's Wall Street agenda. CK also has the upshot of helping inspire this new generation, getting Obama and the Senate Democrat agenda through. Plus, CK would have the unending help and support of the best US Senator out there. I can't honestly think of a well thought out reason not to favor Kennedy, short of those who have argued for a place holder - but that's just not going to happen. So CK it should be.