Sunday, May 25, 2008
Hillary implying "possible assasination"
Well, unfortunately Hillary Clinton has opened up a new can of worms. This campaign has given way to many "unfortunate" statements by both parties. Clinton's remarks to the editorial board at the Argus Leader in South Dakota Friday struck some nerves partly because it came in the wake of Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy's health problems and because of longstanding concerns about Obama's security. This was given her reason, when asked the question why she was still in the campaign.
She was quoted as saying, "People have been trying to push me out of this ever since Iowa," Clinton said Friday. "I find it curious because it is unprecedented in history. I don't understand it.
"You know, my husband didn't wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary sometime in the middle of June. Right?" she added later in the conversation. "We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. You know, I just-- I don't understand it."
Obama himself stated he felt Clinton did not mean anything by it. But ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, former chief strategist for George Bush's 2004 campaign, told ABC News Radio that Clinton's remark was a huge political misstep.
I feel both parties have to remember that whatever they say is being viewed by the media. Not only "viewed," but scrutinized as well.