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Hillary Clinton: I’m Staying In The Race Because Barack Might Die Like RFK

by @ 3:48 pm on May 23, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politics

How else is a rational person supposed to interpret this line:

Hillary Clinton today brought up the assassination of Sen. Robert Kennedy while defending her decision to stay in the race against Barack Obama.

“My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don’t understand it,” she said, dismissing calls to drop out

What ? I can’t believe that even she is basing her increasingly insane campaign on the possibility that Barack Obama might get shot.

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55 Responses to “Hillary Clinton: I’m Staying In The Race Because Barack Might Die Like RFK”

  1. JodiB says:

    Wow, You are all Hysterical. You are Ripe for a Fascist leader to guide you all to the Fascism. Yes, that is correct. Fascism begins with a Charismatic leader of a grassroots movement bankrolled by banks. In your case – Wall Street. Ya, you will ignore the warning signs. You will name call. You will make threats. Yet, the majority of Americans recognize the signs. It is not healthy for groups of people to believe that their leader has not faults while he continuously lies. That is referred to as denial.

  2. Hillary Assassinates Her Campaign…

    Like a vulture, Hillary is staying in the race hoping some unfortunate event knocks Obama out of the race where she can step in. Knowing how many fatal “accidents” and “suicides” have occurred with people associated with the Clinton’s you never kn…

  3. newddle says:

    LE, thanks for the link to the longer video clip. That clip helped me sort out my thoughts on this situation better. Before her RFK comment, she said that people in SD want to vote. That’s all she needed to say and maybe that she wanted to give SD voters a chance to hear her views about issues important to them, and maybe even to hear from them. In the interview, she addressed a couple of good SD issues.

    The rest was unnecessary and defensive. Her RFK remark helps me, however, by providing me information about her that I need. When I email the DLC, DNC, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and others about the nominating process or the nominee, I have evidence that she doesn’t know when to stop, she keeps talking, she introduces a for-instance like the RFK assassination, and then she is surprised that she gets pushback. That informs me that her judgment is weak.

    My guess is that she was surprised because she had not gotten pushback from a virtually identical comment in Time Magazine, on March 6th. That also suggests that she is not media-savvy. If she were media-savvy, she’d recognize that she can make exactly the same comment in print and on TV, but she’ll get much more response on TV.
    In that sense, she was like Obama, who seems not to have gotten much pushback from making a comment about clinging to guns to Charlie Rose in 2004. At that time, Obama was not a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president and Rose is on late at night, so there wasn’t any urgency to put it up on YouTube. (In 2004, was there a lot of political activity on YouTube?)

  4. newddle says:

    OK, I’m going to take back my suggestion that HRC’s not “media-savvy.” It may be correct, but it may not. Just got this info through Drudge: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/05/24/how-clintons-comments-didnt-then-did-catch-fire/.
    This story concludes that the firestorm is about competition among journalists. A faraway NYPost journalist with a “better internet connection” scooped the journalists in Sioux Falls. How that gets us to the burning story still doesn’t make sense to me, so I think that my “lack-of-pushback” from the Time Mag quote makes sense.

  5. [...] Along with the assassination of Robert Kennedy, the other reason for staying in the race that Hillary Clinton gave on Friday was the idea that her husband didn’t clinch the 1992 Democratic nomination until June. [...]

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