By Jeremy Wright of Portland, Oregon. Jeremy describes himself as a "former political hack, now an aspiring woodworker."
Hillary Clinton just used the assassination of Bobby Kennedy as a rationale for continuing this campaign.
Yes you read that right.
See the video if you don't believe me, she says it about 59 seconds in.
I don't think there is any other way to interpret her words. There are numerous other examples in recent political history of a Presidential primary going to June. But she wasn't talking about that. She was giving a rationale for her staying in this race: the death of her opponent by violent means.
She didn't just cross a line, she obliterated it. You simply do not go there. If you talk to your friends in the African-American community there is a real and nearly universal fear that something is going to happen to Barack Obama. Hillary's words just further cement those fears and if we, as Democrats, do not stand up to this type of behavior we are not only saying it is okay, but we are sending a strong signal to the African-American community that their fears are justified.
It is time for Oregon superdelegates to end this. I am looking at you Ron Wyden and you Bill Bradbury and you Frank Dixon and you Wayne Kinney and you Gail Rasmussen and you Meredith Woods-Smith.
Do you condone Hillary Clinton using the specter of the assassination of Barack Obama as her rationale for staying in this race?
As long as you remain silent, as long as you sit on the sidelines the answer to many of us Oregon Democrats is: YES.