I am so shocked by what I just heard and read I am having a difficult time processing it.
Hillary Clinton today cited the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy during the 1968 presidential campaign to explain why she was remaining in the race despite long odds. ”We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California,” Clinton told the editorial board of a South Dakota newspaper. ” I don’t understand it,” Clinton added, alluding to the calls for her to quit. Clinton made the statement after pointing out that her husband didn’t lock up the nomination until June of 1992, trying to point out that, by past history, it’s not late in the campaign.
One secret fear shared by many Obama supporters is that he will not live to take office, even if he wins. Her statement is outrageous and offensive, and, at worst, could be seen as an encouragement.
It’s just another example of why this woman cannot be a heartbeat away.
Update: She just gave the non-apology “was in any way offensive.” It WAS offensive. It is offensive. Go away. Now.