On a day, Barack Obama scored another primary win (in Mississippi), Geraldine Ferraro somehow has made worse her original comments to the obscure Daily Breeze paper in California with an update today. You'll remember, as I noted below, that she had said, "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. 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."
After catching flak for that, Ferraro, a Clinton fundraiser and adviser, clarified today for the same paper: "Any time anybody does anything that in any way pulls this campaign down and says let's address reality and the problems we're facing in this world, you're accused of being racist, so you have to shut up. Racism works in two different directions. I really think they're attacking me because I'm white. How's that?" So now the Obamans want her canned and the Clintonistas say merely that they regret her remarks. At this rate, there will be no advisers left by June and I (or Bob Shrum) will be running one of the campaigns.
Now, if Obama can only avoid staying "in Mississippi a day too long." Meanwhile, Sinbad says Hillary is fibbing about their dangerous trip together:
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Gerry and the Pacemaker
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