Listen, I’ll say right up front that I think Clinton should stay in the race as long as she wants. She would be an excellent nominee and, if that’s how the party goes, I’m ready to vote for her.
“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. You know I just, I don’t understand it,” she said, dismissing the idea of dropping out.
What the fuck?
I know campaigns are long and grueling. But to act as if–especially in the context of her citing her appeal to discontented whites–bringing up Kennedy is not some way of saying “Well, hey, someone might shoot Obama and then I would be the nominee” seems hard to believe.
Have we ever had a campaign where one candidate suggested he should stay in the race in case the other candidate was killed?