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Response to R B Garr (Reply #67)

Thu Nov 17, 2016, 02:59 PM

69. Clinton stayed well past inevitability in 2008 as well.

She made some very dark remark about remembering Bobby Kennedy, which a lot of people took to mean we should bear in mind Obama might be assassinated, since there was no other logic to what she said.

BRANDON, S.D. — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton defended staying in the Democratic nominating contest on Friday by pointing out that her husband had not wrapped up the nomination until June 1992, adding, “We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.”

Her remarks were met with quick criticism from the campaign of Senator Barack Obama, and within hours of making them Mrs. Clinton expressed regret, saying, “The Kennedys have been much on my mind the last days because of Senator Kennedy,” referring to the recent diagnosis of Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s brain tumor. She added, “And 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.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/24/us/politics/24clinton.html

June? She was toast well before then.

And yet Obama won, by a lot, with the votes of a lot of people who weren't interested in Clinton.

No one loses a campaign except the candidates.

Sorry, but there's just no one else to blame.

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