On the Other Hand

I’ve been kicking around how to articulate what exactly was wrong with the RFK comment, namely that you can’t invoke the specter of assassination in the context of a prominentĀ African-American because more or less every African-American leader of consequence has been assassinated, when a thought struck me.

Is it possible that the gravity of the comment was lost on Hillary because she genuinely does not recognize that Barack Obama is the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party? Does she still regard herself as having a real chance, or even a likely window, at being the nominee? And if so, is that better or worse, in relation to her competency, than the idea that she was subconciously hoping something happens to Obama?

I don’t like to psychoanalyze, and especially then to put my own speculation up as definitive insight, so this is just a question.