Sunday, May 25, 2008
Clinton calls for Obama death.... or at least what you might think.
I can buy all that.... but Obama supporters have taken the RFK quote way too far.
Anyone with half a mind knows for a fact that Clinton was not saying Obama might be murdered. The mere idea that Clinton was even suggesting that is mularkey.
Here's what John Harris of Politico had to say upon seeing video of Clinton's comments:
"It was a deflating experience.
The RFK remarks were deep in a 20-minute clip of an otherwise routine conversation. Then, once we actually got to the relevant portion of the video, it was hardly an electric moment.
Clinton does indeed mention the Kennedy assassination, speaking in a calm and analytical tone: "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."
Martin and I both thought we saw a slight twinge in Clinton's facial expression, as though she recognized she had just said something dumb."
Now, don't get me wrong. I think Obama must play the angle of "and Obama is mistake prone? Obama is the one who has skeletons in his closet?"
That angle is perfectly legitimate.
But I fear that playing it for any more than that is old time politics. Obama and his campaign are better than that. Leave it to the Clinton machine to play that game.
Otherwise, you are being hypocritical.
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