Obama spokesman Bill Burton responded to Clinton's remarks. "Senator Clinton's statement before the Argus Leader editorial board was unfortunate and has no place in this campaign."
TPJ: OH.MY.GOD. Is she saying what I think she's saying? Because it sounds to me like she is hinting that anything could happen such as Obama being assassinated as Bobby Kennedy was and in which case she would take his place? It sure sounds like it to me. First It was comparing the Florida/Michigan delegates issue to the rigged elections in Zimbabwe and now this???
Of course you never know what could happen and we all know that the country would turn to the candidate in second place in such a horrible situation but even daring to voice that possibility is pretty twisted. Especially given that Barack is African-American and we all know that there are crazies out there wishing that they could take him out.
UPDATE: This from Hillary: "I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation, particularly for the Kennedy family was in any way offensive. I certainly had no intention of that whatsoever. My view is that we have to look to the past and to our leaders who have inspired us and give us a lot to live up to and I'm honored to hold sen. Kennedy's seat in the United States Senate in the state of New York, and have the highest regard for the entire Kennedy family."
Nice try but I think it's pretty clear what she meant, she's playing us for fools. You may not have intended to offend anyone but you did and you may not have intended to make that assassination runner up connection but you did. Sorry Hillary it was a nice attempt but you can't put that tooth paste back into the tube that easily. She's needs to fully come clean about her intentions with these comments which is pretty obvious.
I guess she'll blame the media now for getting the context all wrong. How could the context be anything but saying, "You never know, Obama could get assassinated so I'm not giving up just yet." I mean, she stated those words about his assassination in the context of why she should continue the race!! I just don't see how you can explain it any other way. Of course she has the right to stay in the face until the end which is why these statements are all the more bizarre.
I know that she doesn't wish Obama would be assassinated and I believe that she feels bad but still these comments are beyond wrong. However, why did she directly reference RFK's assassination when trying to make the point that anything could happen? Why not just reference campaigns who have fallen because of gaffs (like her ghoulish statement ironically) instead of bringing up something so tragic as an assassination of a U.S. Senator and member of the Kennedy family. Hasn't that family suffered enough?
I think she just ruined her chances of getting on the ticket as his V.P. choice.
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