NBC/NJ’s Mike Memoli notes that Clinton said something similar the day after the Indiana and North Carolina primaries. “Sometimes you gotta calm people down a little bit. But if you look at successful presidential campaigns, my husband did not get the nomination until June of 1992,” she said. “I remember tragically when Senator Kennedy won California near the end of that process.”
Again, what does she mean by that when she puts RFK’s run alongside her husband’s run?
Because let’s remember, these were the delegate totals when RFK was assassinated (via Wikipedia)
Hubert Humphrey – 561
Robert F. Kennedy – 393
Eugene McCarthy – 258
Humphrey eventually got the nomination.
In other words, the connection between now and then is tenuous at best.