Look, we’ve all thought it, watching the young, energetic Barack Obama work the crowds in that charismatic way of his. But it took Hillary Clinton to say it: The last young, energetic, charismatic guy who was this close to the presidency got assassinated. Hillary raised the specter of Robert Kennedy during another explanation of why she should stay in a race that is well and truly lost.
Of all her tortured excuses, this is the one that probably comes closest to the truth. Hillary is finally laying her cards on the table: She’s waiting for lightning to strike, and she’s going to wait as long as it takes. Because, God forbid, her opponent could get killed — either figuratively, by another Jeremiah Wright episode, or literally, by an assassin’s bullet.
Well, a woman can dream. But this should give Obama pause in the unlikely event he’s considering Hillary as a running mate. With talk like that, I’m not sure I’d want her within security perimeter, much less the office next door.