Geraldine Ferraro Steps Down From Clinton Campaign Following Comments

This news is just coming in and isn’t all that surprising. As reported yesterday, Ferraro had made the comment that Obama wouldn’t be where he is today without his race. Obama responded earlier today as well.

Story on the resignation from Reuters:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro stepped down on Wednesday from her finance position with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, a campaign spokesman said.

The decision came after Ferraro, the only woman to run on a major U.S. party’s presidential ticket, said Clinton’s rival, Barack Obama, would not be ahead in the Democratic presidential race if he was not black.

Ferraro was a member of the campaign’s finance committee and raised funds for Clinton’s White House bid, the campaign spokesman said.

So it’s basically running 1 to 1 now. An Obama campaign adviser makes a comment calling Hillary Clinton a “monster”, she ends up stepping down. In return, Ferraro makes a comment and also ends up stepping down.

This stuff really isn’t productive to the campaign nor do they speak to the issues.