Friday, May 23, 2008

The Guns of August June

I would like to think that Hillary Clinton didn't mean she is staying in the race beyond any chance of victory just in case Barack Obama is asassinated.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton quickly apologized Friday after citing the June 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in defending her decision to keep running for the Democratic presidential nomination despite increasingly long odds.

"I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation and in particular the Kennedy family was in any way offensive. I certainly had no intention of that whatsoever," the former first lady said.

The episode occurred as Clinton campaigned in advance of the June 3 South Dakota primary.

Responding to a question from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader editorial board about calls for her to drop out of the race, she said: "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. You know I just, I don't understand it," she said, dismissing the idea of abandoning the race.

Clinton said she didn't understand why, given this history, some Democrats were calling for her to quit.
But considering how unhinged she has been sounding lately, I think it is entirely possible that is exactly what she meant.

This isn't even the first time she has made the reference.

It is time for this nonsense to end. It is time for the superdelegates to do their jobs and put Obama over the top with the 2,025 delgates that he needs for the nomination. They need to do it before May 31.

It is time for this to end.

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