Hillary Clinton this morning referenced the assassination of Bobby Kennedy as a reason why she was staying in the race for the Democratic nomination, according to the AP, and only a few hours later she was apologizing, sort of.
No one really knows what’s in Hillary’s head. She may have been saying lots of primary contests have run into June, so it is not unprecedented for her to still be campaigning. A generous person would interpret it that way. But to many it sounded like a secret motive accidentally made public: Stay in the race in case anything — say, an assassination — happens to Obama.
At the least, both her original statement and her apology were uncharacteristically clumsy. At worst, they reveal the most repugnant thinking of a cold, calculating politician. Either way, she has every right to stay in the race till all the primaries are over — while we keep wondering what she really wants.
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5 thoughts on “Inside Hillary’s head: what is that woman thinking, anyway?”
SHE SHOULD STAY IN THE RACE!!! You never know, maybe she’s hoping he trips on a crack and breaks his back? Or, is doing yard work and gets his head stuck in the wood chipper?, or maybe he might ….. get ASSASSINATED! Those all all sensible reasons for staying in the game…. I’d say!
She is so retarded. I’d like to give her the benefit of the doubt- I mean, she was under sniper fire that one time… but, after seeing how she and Bill operate, unfortunately for her — I just (always) assume the worst….
I keep trying to give her the benefit of the doubt … but she won’t take it.
I’ve tried, but I can’t come up with a reason as to why she would say something so profoundly dark. At this rate she may not only lose the primary, but she may lose her Senate seat too. I’m from New York, and a lot of the local folk aren’t happy with her.
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Sorry to hear she’s in trouble back home. I’ve always thought she was a decent senator (despite being a carpetbagger) and expected she’d have a long, productive career in the Senate. And thanks for stopping by.
You know, I have to say I just didn’t get the hullabaloo about this stupid comment. I just thought it was a non-sensical statement made by a tired campaigner. I can’t believe I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt, but it does seem she is being dumped on at every opportunity – while Obama seems to skate by on just about anything. Can’t quite figure that one out.
I definitely did not get any reference to her secretly wanting/thinking Obama was going to be assasinated – but when it all came down, I did wonder if maybe his campaign thought they could take advantage of the gaff and reinforce this image of his being a ‘target’ and thereby somehow a super candidate or something.
This whole year of campaign, frankly has left me flummoxed and confused – none of it make sense to me.
I’ve watched the videos of her statements several times, and it does sound like she was just trying to emphasize that campaigning into June isn’t unusual. She could have chosen a less inflammatory example, however. Invoking the word “assassination” (for the second time in her campaign), whatever her reason or excuse, is what set off the furor and speculation.
Obama is indeed a target. There have been threats on his life and the Secret Service has been with him almost from the beginning.
I agree, this has been the most bizarre campaign I can remember. That’s why I’ve found it so intriguing.