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Pot, meet kettle

Posted by Richard on March 11, 2008

Geraldine Ferraro, who's on Hillary Clinton's finance committee and works as hard as her health permits on the Clinton campaign, is the latest member of the Clinton machine to play the race card (emphasis added):

"I think what America feels about a woman becoming president takes a very secondary place to Obama's campaign – to a kind of campaign that it would be hard for anyone to run against," she said. "For one thing, you have the press, which has been uniquely hard on her. It's been a very sexist media. Some just don't like her. The others have gotten caught up in the Obama campaign.

"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position," she continued. "And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. …"

In case you've forgotten or are too young, Geraldine Ferraro was Walter Mondale's vice presidential running mate in 1984, and if she wasn't a woman, she would not have been in that position. 

OK, I couldn't resist that bit of snarkiness. But I suspect Ferraro is correct to this degree: I believe there are more Americans who might be inclined to use their vote to reject racism than to reject sexism.

I think she's wrong about a "woman (of any color)," though. I think far more Americans might be inclined to reject both racism and sexism than to embrace either.

Too bad for the Republicans that Condi Rice wasn't interested in higher office. 

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4 Responses to “Pot, meet kettle”

  1. Hathor said

    The Republican convention is not over.

  2. Libercontrarian said

    What the hell did THAT mean? “The Republican convention isn’t over.”


  3. rgcombs said

    Draft Condi? I think that ship has sailed.

    On the other hand, McCain will need a running mate. Hmm … “McCain-Rice 2008” fits nicely on bumper stickers. 🙂

  4. Hathor said

    I didn’t mean draft Condi, but the possibility that she could be convinced to run as VP.

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