more ‘obvious truths’ for ms. ferraro
March 12, 2008 1 Comment
First, it is important to note that I do not think Geraldine Ferraro is a racist. Rather, it is just her old-world, has-been view of the world that is boxing her in and preventing her from seeing the whole story; another reason generational change is the only realistic solution.
Now, after doing her part and delivering the Clinton Campaign’s most recent bit of slash and burn race-based vitriol, which the candidate has apparently ‘rejected’ but not ‘denounced,’ Geraldine Ferraro – a then-unknown US Rep from New York who was plucked out of obscurity and placed on the 1984 Democratic presidential ticket because the nominee wanted to make a statement – is stepping down from her official role in the campaign.
Interesting to note though, that according to the Washington Post, a senior Clinton adviser said “Nobody told her to step down.” Nice, Hill. Demand that Samantha Powers be fired, but cling tight to Gerry. Well done.
Her campaign says they couldn’t fire her because she is not an adviser, but one has to imagine that nobody gets a title like “Honorary New York Leadership Council Chair” on the campaign finance committee without approval from the top.
Ferraro is still not backing down from saying “If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman, he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept,” instead sticking by it and calling it an “obvious truth.”
well, then, since we’re on the topic of obvious truths, let’s look at a few others, shall we?
here’s one: Hillary Clinton is only in this race because she marries well. period. Hillary Clinton is a nobody unless she marries a future president.
Without the name recognition from her husband – the president – she can’t run for senate anywhere, especially in New York – a state she is not from and had pretty much never been to. Without that further name recognition, she does not have the skill set to elevate her to ‘frontrunner’ for a major party nomination.
A fairly obvious truth, really, as Hillary had done, well, nothing up to that point.
It is also an “obvious truth” that Hillary has NO experience, less even than Rick Lazio, the nitwit NY Assemblyman she beat in 2000. Now, Clinton has less elected, legislative experience experience than her rival and her only administrative experience – her campaign – has been just this side of a disaster.
Here’s another, so far, according to reports, Ferraro has raised about $125,000 for the Clinton Campaign and told Fox News that Obama should be nice to her because they need her to raise money in the fall.
Really? Because I am pretty sure he’s trouncing Hillary in fundraising without your help. Setting records even.
I can keep going if you’d like, Gerry, but I can’t help but think this is an argument you aren’t going to win…