Is this primary season getting on your nerves just a bit? What makes ‘news’ nowadays is virtually anything that either candidate says becomes an issue of some sort of attack when in reality, they are not. Take Hillary Clinton’s statement below for example. I’m on her side (what did he say?) on this issue that ought to be a non-issue. In response to critics asking her to quit, she has said the following on more than one occasion.
“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. I don’t understand it,” she said, dismissing calls to drop out.
Coming from someone who’s life’s dream is to become the President, from someone who, obviously, is not a quitter, not when it comes to the race for the presidency, what she said was not only true but are two good reasons to reject calls from others in her party for her to drop out of the race.
This controversy is a lot like what Geraldine Ferraro stepped in when she also correctly analyzed the political landscape as relates to Sen. Barack Obama.
Here is what RFK Jr. said about Hillary’s statement.
Clinton campaign issued a statement from Robert Kennedy Jr. on Friday night in which he said Clinton’s reference to his father’s death was “clear from the context that Hillary was invoking a familiar political circumstance in order to support her decision to stay in the race through June. I have heard her make this reference before, also citing her husband’s 1992 race, both of which were hard fought through June. I understand how highly charged the atmosphere is, but I think it is a mistake for people to take offense.”
RFK Jr. sees the whole matter correctly and didn’t take it as anything inappropriate. But look at the story lines and tell me there isn’t a bit of dishonesty going on.
Some see it as Hillary’s macaca moment. Clinton’s ‘Assassination’ Remark Will Bury her Campaign. As if she even needs one to kill her campaign. Politically speaking of course.
It is unfortunate for us all that this democratic primary race has gone down this road. But at the same time, no one is surprised to see them on it. In this case though, Hillary is getting a raw deal.
What is unfortunate for us is that as long as these folks and the media focus on BS like this, they don’t have to tell us what they think the role of government should be. How will they fix social security? How will they protect and defend this country? What is their plan for energy independence? Why are our students falling behind and dropping out, and what is your plan to fix it? Are taxes high enough? Just for starters.
In the 2004 election, we didn’t know the democrat’s position on Iraq and the war on terror until after the election. Are we going to have another election without having to face real issues first? In this primary season, the media is overloaded right now trying to save their party and pick Obama. But I think it will all come out in the wash during the general election campaigns. And I can hardly wait.
related link:Clinton’s Comments Didn’t – Then Did – Catch Fire