His hair is lighter and less curly than his uncle Bobby's or cousin Joe's. His speech is not as polished as his uncle Jack's or father Ted's.
But as Patrick Kennedy works the dining room at the Chateau Anne housing complex, two dozen residents have visions of his famous relatives.
"I got my picture with the future president," boasts Marjorie Gordon, 56. "I like Kennedys. I'm a Kennedy fan ever since I was young."
It is this kind of reception that Patrick Kennedy - at 26, the youngest child of Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy - is banking on as he runs for Congress. And he makes no apologies for taking advantage of his famous name:
"I plead …