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It sounded like Hillary Clinton was explaining to her most rabid followers that she still had a path to the nomination, if only one of them would take the hint:

“My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right?” she continued. “We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.”

Her advisers quickly explained that Clinton merely intended to note that this was not the first primary campaign to stretch into the summer, not to suggest that Obama might be assassinated. Clinton later apologized to the Kennedy family while speaking to reporters, saying she did not mean to offend anyone.

So it was really just about the fact that primaries run until June, that’s all.

Open Letter:

Dear Ohio Obama Delegate:

Because I voted for Barack Obama in the Ohio primary, I’m happy to say I contributed, in my small way, to your selection as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Therefore, I’ll make bold to ask a favor of you. I would ask the same of all Obama delegates, if I could.

Please: if something happens to Sen. Obama before the Convention ends — if some unlucky accident should befall him, if he’s swallowed up in an earthquake, or if a meteor hits him, or if he’s struck by a bolt of lightning — then please support John Edwards at the Convention.

Thank you for your attention and consideration.

I don’t think Sen. Clinton would listen to my advice, if I offered it. Even though it would give her a lot more leisure time.

Update: A little more perspective from a New York Times reporter traveling with the Clinton campaign.