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Hillary: I'm Staying in the Primary in Case Obama is Assassinated

She didn't say it directly but by implication when she used the example of Bobby Kennedy's assassination in California in 1968 as her reasoning for staying in the race through the California primary in June.

The Clinton campaign is trying hard to control the snowball that's rolling out of control and getting bigger, but it's an effort in futility. This video is all over the internet. Just check out Memeorandum.

Rick Moran writing at Pajamas Media nails it with his analysis:

Hovering beneath the surface of this entire campaign has been the unspoken yet real threat that Senator Barack Obama is more likely to be the target of an assassin because of his race. The Secret Service started protecting Obama more than a year ago -- earlier than at any time in the history of that detail -- because of specific threats to the candidate.

The few times the issue has been raised in the media, there was criticism for even broaching the subject. Last February, the New York Times was roundly chastised for publishing a piece speculating that African American voters wouldn't cast their ballots for Obama out of fear of him being assassinated. For months, one of the most popular search terms on the web has been "Obama" and "assassination." Editor and Publisher wondered in an editorial if publicizing the fact that the topic was popular on the search engines didn't increase the danger.

Suffice it to say, it's been a touchy subject, and Hillary stepped right on it -- as if slipping on a banana peel and doing a full backwards somersault landing right on her keister. And she's got nowhere to hide.


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How many people even rememb... (Below threshold)

How many people even remember this?

Maryland, Michigan, Tennessee, and North Carolina....all carried by George Wallace in 1972. McGovern was on the ropes. Humphrey was similarly situated in 1968 when RFK was assassinated.

Hillary's comment was tasteless and poorly considered. But she (perhaps unwittingly, perhaps by design) revealed the Real Politic that is consuming the Democrat Party and the 2008 election.

Does anyone wish to challenge the point that the assassination(s) attempt(s) in 1968 and 1972 did not influence the election? They most certainly did. Do we live in a less dangerous world today? No.

Chastise her all you want...history speaks for itself.

Given all of the things thr... (Below threshold)

Given all of the things throughout history which have happened in June, Hellary mentions the assassination of Bobby Kennedy? An unusually close parallel to Obama or wishful thinking or maybe instructions to the wack job racist out there?

"You guys aren't doing your job!"
That's what I hear Hellary saying!
Maybe that's just me, .... we will find out at Barak's wake.

Excuse me, but Hilla... (Below threshold)
Pat Downing:

Excuse me, but Hillary is also a candidate and a former First Lady. She has to worry about assaaaination, too, does she not? In fact, considering the fanatics and maniacs that have surrounded Obama, and considering the hate-spewings from his own pastor, I would think the the possibility of assassination is never far from her mind...and not just attempts on her opponent.

She's gettng a bum rap here, in my opinion.

Hillary put her FOOT in he... (Below threshold)

Hillary put her FOOT in her mouth. She's DONE! In a few days, I expect that she will announce that she is quitting.
Remember the rumors of people DYING when her husband was President? I don't think the public has forgotten that. Whether true or not, she CAN'T STAY IN THE RACE NOW. The party can't take that chance.

I heard Carol Platt Leibau ... (Below threshold)

I heard Carol Platt Leibau talking about this today on Hugh Hewitt's show. Now Kim.

I can't stand Hillary but you two girls getting on Hillary about this makes me thinks politics is not for women.

I mean, this is beyond silly. If you want my take on it, go read Powerline, those guys have it right. Jumping on Hillary for this is just silly.

Why is there so much whining this political season? Maddening.

We should be marching on Washington and demanding congress remove all the barriers to drilling for oil.

Instead, you all fiddle while the price of oil slowly destroys our economy. All because the morons in Congress don't understand the economic concepts of supply and demand.

I would not vote for either... (Below threshold)
Tregonsee Author Profile Page:

I would not vote for either HRC or BHO for dog catcher. That having been said, it sounds as if she were mentally musing about all the strange things which have happened in this campaign, and many others before it. She sounds tired, emotionally and physically exhausted, in the clip. It seems to me that the criticism should be directed primarily at how well she functions under sustained stress.

I have to wonder if she was... (Below threshold)

I have to wonder if she wasn't projecting a little too much, not just for an historical reference.

Two words..........Vince Fo... (Below threshold)

Two words..........Vince Foster

I agree with Articman Speak... (Below threshold)

I agree with Articman Speaks. It sounds like a planned upcoming Arkancide event to me.






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