May 24th, 2008 07:15 EST
Clinton Invokes RFK Assassination As Reason For Staying In Race
"Hillary Clinton is showing "a little desperation" according to Governor David Paterson.
Paterson made that comment Thursday, in reference to Senator Clinton's quest for delegates from Florida and Michigan whom her party has discounted because the states held their primaries too early."
Quotation from Fox23News.Com
Gov, David Paterson, a superdelegate pledged to Hillary, is dismayed by her desperate tactics that are undermining the democratic process.
Most Democrats want Hillary to stay in the race until the end of the primaries, but only if she refrains from attacking Obama and ceases to try to change the rules to benefit her.
Hillary's acts of desperation aren't winning her the support of the superdelegates, in the last few weeks almost she's managed to garner the support of very few of these party officials.
Today Hillary proved that Paterson was not exaggerating when he referred to her as desperate:
"Sen. Hillary Clinton referred Friday to the assassination of Robert Kennedy in 1968 Democratic campaign as a reason she should continue to campaign despite increasingly long odds.
Clinton was responding to a question from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader editorial board about calls for her to drop out of the 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. You know I just, I don't understand it,' she said, dismissing the idea of dropping out"
Quotation from the Associated Press
Hilary is disingenuous when she mentions that her husband didn't wrap up the nomination until June 1992. Technically she's telling the truth, but what she fails to mention is that by that time all the major contenders had dropped out and her husband was facing only token opposition.
Hillary is desperate when she invokes the assassination of Robert Kennedy. Why conjure up loaded word when her opponent has an excellent chance of becoming the first African American President of the United States?
To invoke the assassination of Robert Kennedy at a time when Sen. Ted Kennedy is battling for his life is reprehensible.
"Hillary Clinton said Friday she regretted comments that evoked the June 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy as part of her explanation for why she was staying in the presidential race late into the primary season.
'Earlier today, I was discussing the Democratic primary history and in the course of that discussion mentioned the campaigns that both my husband and Senator Kennedy waged in California in June in 1992 and 1968, and I was referencing those to make the point that we have had nominating primary contests that go into June. That's an historic fact,' she told reporters."
Quotation from The St. Louis American
Even if we accept Hillary's half-hearted apology, the damage has been done and let's hope that she hasn't given a nut an idea about killing Obama.
Listen Hillary: It's over. Damn it, it's over. A meteorite isn't going to fall on Obama, get out of the race before you further stain your legacy.