In what seems to be an endless story, there is another twist today on the issue of former Clinton campaign adviser Geraldine Ferraro’s comments that Obama’s only where he is because of his race. Ferraro’s new defense is that the media and the Obama campaign are only attacking her because she’s white. Perhaps, that could be the reason. On the hand, perhaps it could just be that her comments are unacceptable in the politically correct world we live in.
The story on her latest statement from The Politico:
Ferraro, who was part of Hillary Clintonâ€™s financial team until she stepped down Wednesday, does not see an America where racism exists, only reverse racism.
â€œIf Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position,â€ Ferraro told a California newspaper. â€œAnd 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.â€
After this set off the proverbial and predictable firestorm, Ferraro responded by saying: â€œRacism works in two different directions. I really think theyâ€™re attacking me because Iâ€™m white. Howâ€™s that?â€
In a way, Ferraro is correct. Would this be an issue if she was, herself, black? Would the media be turning this into a racial divide? Those questions always exist on topics like this. I think it comes down to the fact that regardless of how much the media and the Democratic Party says race isn’t an issue in this election, clearly it is.
Every time there is a race-related comment it becomes a media firestorm and someone ends up resigning. It’s become very predictable. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of it to come. Rest assured that sometime soon a McCain campaign adviser will resign over some comment which rubs the media the wrong way.
Update from Michael
Jon Stewart of the Daily Show took aim at both Geraldine Ferraro and Rev. Wright, lambasting them for their inexcusable rhetoric and detrimental affects to their respective campaigns.