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jmondine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-23-08 04:16 PM
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213. To the Clinton supporters who are still reading, if any...
With all due respect, we're not upset that she brought up the RFK assassination. It's that she brought it up in the context of defending her own decision to stay in the primary race. These were not two different statements made at two different times, or even two consecutive, unrelated statements. The "I don't understand it" follow up makes this very clear that she was mentioning it as part of the same topic.

My own take isn't nearly as machiavellian as some. I believe that she was trying to point out that Democratic primary races that last through until June are nothing new. Citing the 1968 primary, though, seems like a really bad choice, and doing so by specifically citing the RFK assassination, is in bad taste, and I believe an apology from Clinton is in order. Of course, that's one thing I like about our party, that our representatives are mature enough to make apologies for their mistakes, unlike certain White House residents I can think of. As long as she's willing to admit that it was a rather insensitive gaffe, that'll be cool with me.
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