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 Saturday, May 24, 2008

Hillary Taps Robert Kennedy Shooting as Reason for Ongoing Campaign


Kenneth Williams on NewsMax

Hillary Clinton made a disturbing comment to the Argus Leader newspaper in Sioux Falls, S.D. today by using the shooting of Robert F. Kennedy as an example of what can happen in any presidential campaign.

She said, regarding why she is ignoring calls for her to exit the Democratic nomination race: "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. I don't understand it."

The Huffington Post reports further that Francine Torge, a former John Edwards supporter, while introducing Mrs. Clinton at a campaign stop in Dover, N.H. in January, also mentioned a Kennedy assassination, saying, "Some people compare one of the other candidates to John F. Kennedy. But he was assassinated. And Lyndon Baines Johnson was the one who" passed civil rights legislation.

Phil Singer, a Clinton spokesman said at the time: "We were not aware that this person was going to make those comments and disapprove of them completely. They were totally inappropriate."

Obama’s campaign responded this way to Senator Clinton's remark from today: "Senator Clinton's statement before the Argus Leader editorial board was unfortunate and has no place in this campaign," said Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton.

The Politico points out that Obama "received Secret Service protection one year ago this month, the earliest ever in presidential history, after reports of threats."

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