The Daily Scribe

Thought Provoking Issues!

Deadly Deception . . .

leave a comment »

Perhaps it was wishful thinking on the part of Hillary Rodham Clinton that some tragedy would befall Barack Obama——paving the way for her to claim the nomination.

They are some who have argued that it was a slip of the tongue or simply that Hillary misspoke . . . while others blame the media for taking the point that she attempted to make entirely out of context.

Rather than expound on what I have already written, I provided the links:

https://bbooth.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/what-one-does-speaks-so-loudly/

https://bbooth.wordpress.com/2008/05/11/what-if/

 What I will endeavor to do however is to extrapolate from what is known thus far and leave it up to you to draw your own conclusion.

Where the seed may have been planted:

On January 8th a retired New Hampshire teacher while introducing Hillary Clinton made this statement:

“If you look back, some people have been comparing one of the other candidates to JFK, and he was a wonderful leader,” said the teacher. “But he was assassinated, and Lyndon Baines Johnson actually did all of his work and got both the Republicans and Democrats to pass those measures.”

The idea begins to germinate:

After the Indiana and North Carolina primaries Mrs. Clinton made the following statement:

“Sometimes you have to calm people down a little bit. But if you look at successful presidential campaigns, my husband did not get the nomination until June of 1992. I remember tragically when Senator Kennedy won California near the end of that process.”

Nurturing the seed . . .

“Primary contests used to last a lot longer,” Mrs. Clinton told Time magazine on March 6. “We all remember the great tragedy of Bobby Kennedy being assassinated in June in L.A. My husband didn’t wrap up the nomination in 1992 until June. Having a primary contest go through June is nothing particularly unusual.”

The conflicting issue here is that the campaign she’s so fond of alluding to started later than this one and Bill Clinton unofficially had locked up the nomination in March, when the last serious opponent dropped out.

Awaiting the harvest . . .

Friday afternoon (May 23), she told the editorial board of the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Argus Leader that “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.

The Deception . . .

“The Kennedys have been much on my mind in the last days because of Sen. [Edward] Kennedy, and I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation and particularly for the Kennedy family was in any way offensive. I certainly had no intention of that whatsoever,” Clinton added. 

As you have no doubt seen . . . the statement had been made many times before. Is Hillary trying to make us believe that she uttered this statement because Senator Kennedy was on her mind?

In her letter to the Daily News to allay the outrage that yet another one of her incendiary remarks has caused——Mrs. Clinton claims that she leads in popular votes. What she failed to point out is that her lead includes the tally from the disputed Florida and Michigan primaries.

Based on what has transpired . . . more questions are being raised as to why Mrs. Clinton is still in the race.

By all means . . . Senator Clinton should continue. How else would the up and coming future women leaders learn what not to do to get elected?

Years from now when historians looked back on the Clinton campaign . . . despite all of her achievements——she will probably be likened to a cantankerous dinner guest, who you wished would have had the common sense to leave . . . five minutes before you wanted her to.

Bradley Booth/Freelance Commercial Writer/Author

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: