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So How Many Democrats Are Worrying For Hillary?

As controversy swells around Hillary Clinton, leading Democrats weigh in on the seriousness of the e-mail revelations and the lack of a second tier of candidates.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her phone at the opening of the Libyan Conference, a meeting of international allies to discuss the next steps for Libya on March 29, 2011 in London, England.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her phone at the opening of the Libyan Conference, a meeting of international allies to discuss the next steps for Libya on March 29, 2011 in London, England.

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As Hillary Clinton suggested during her first presidential campaign, in response to questions about why she hadn’t yet gotten out of a primary race she wasn’t going to win, people do die.

“We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California,’’ she told the editorial board of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader on May 23, 2008. The comment infuriated not just Obama aides, but then-still uncommitted Democrats like Representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, who called it “beyond the pale.” All she meant to say, she later insisted, is that presidential primaries frequently extend into the summer.