Barack says, "Ted and I talked about me filling in for him at Wesleyan University earlier this week. Considering what he's done for me and for our country, there's nothing I wouldn't do for him. So I'm looking forward to standing in his place on Sunday even though I know I won't be able to fill his shoes."
I'm sure that Barack will give a wonderful speech, and I'm sure that the graduating students will be delighted to have him. But I'm sure we all wish, under the circumstances that, Teddy were giving the speech himself.