Hillary References RFK Assassination as Reason to Stay in Race

Matt Lewis
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Posted: May 23, 2008 6:26 PM


... It's funny how Mike Huckabee and Hillary Clinton are more and more alike every day.  Both from Arkansas (okay, Hillary's not from Arkansas).  Both over-stay their welcome in primary races.  And now, both make gaffes about Obama's assassination ...

Is Hillary essentially saying she should stay in the race because Obama might be assassinated?

"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." Clinton said."

Update:  I just heard Hillary's comments in context.  She obviously mangled it, but I think what she was trying to say was simply that there is historical precedent for races to still be competitive going into June.  I think the reference to RFK was simply meant to remind us of that point. 

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