The Danger of Having ‘Civilians’ Speak at Campaign Events

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A former Edwards supporter, Francine Torge, introducing Hillary Clinton yesterday in Dover, NH:

“Some people compare one of the other candidates to John F. Kennedy. But he was assassinated.”

The expected Clinton campaign disavowal came from Phil Singer, a spokesman:

“We were not aware that this person was going to make those comments and disapprove of them completely. They were totally inappropriate.”

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