A politician has to be careful. Sometimes they say what they are thinking, without intending to do so. Washingtonpost.com reported Clinton was asked during a meeting with the editorial board of the Argus Leader newspaper in Sioux Falls, S.D., about continuing to run despite long odds of winning the nomination. She said that while the media and Obama's campaign have urged her to withdraw, "historically, that makes no sense." "My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right?"
True, but that election did not start the previous year.she continued. "We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California."
Oops. What she meant to to say was something might happen to Obama before then, because people were starting to see what an empty suit he is. But the "Vince Foster" alternative was supposed to be a very closely held alternative.Her advisers quickly explained that Clinton merely intended to note that this was not the first primary campaign to stretch into the summer, not to suggest that Obama might be assassinated.
Even if she would like to see it happen.Clinton later apologized to the Kennedy family while speaking to reporters, saying she did not mean to offend anyone.
I don't think the statment was offensive. A threat, but not an offense.But in a campaign where Obama's safety has been a subtext and in which critics have blamed Clinton for exacerbating racial tensions, her words added a new element of tension to the Democratic contest. Obama began receiving Secret Service protection about 18 months before the general election because homeland security officials were concerned about potential threats against him.
So they recognize that it is possible.Obama campaign officials quickly called the comments out of bounds.
Since when does one of the players in a game declare something in or out of bounds That is up to the voters to determine.