Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Geraldine Ferraro has officially lost her mind

Geraldine Ferraro's recent OP-Ed in the New York Times was bad enough —

... the superdelegates were created to lead, not to follow. They were, and are, expected to determine what is best for our party and best for the country. I would hope that is why many superdelegates have already chosen a candidate to support...

... And I am watching, with great disappointment, people whom I respect in the Congress who endorsed Hillary Clinton — I assume because she was the leader they felt could best represent the party and lead the country — now switching to Barack Obama with the excuse that their constituents have spoken...

but this lasted statement is beyond-the-pale ...

From by Jim Farber:
"Geraldine Ferraro lets her emotions do the talking" —

"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. And the country is caught up in the concept." Ferraro does not buy the notion of Obama as the great reconciler.

Okay. In my book, I think the woman has flipped her wig. I am yet to see this large benefit from being black. And I am personally tired of these old white feminists speaking for black women. We can speak for ourselves. And I can say that being black has been a whole hell of a lot harder than being a woman.


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