Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Shame on you, Gerry!

I was so disappointed to hear that former Vice Presidential Candidate Geraldine Ferraro has said that Sen. Barack Obama would not be a serious candidate for President were he a white man, that I had to look it up. Sadly, she really did say it. 

Via CBS News's Web site, here's what she 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."

Excuse me, Gerry, but how else would a former Goldwater volunteer who had lived in New York state all of a matter of months have gotten to become a serious candidate, and subsequently get elected, one of New York's two U.S. Senators, had she not been married to a U.S. President? And how many U.S. Senators (not named Kennedy) who have served less than one and a-half terms have been able to run a serious race for President if they were not named Clinton? And how many candidates for President would still be in the race even after they have lost a dozen consecutive primaries/caucuses and have no mathematical chance to win their party's nomination? 

The Clintons and their supporters have run a campaign that's been mean-spirited and self-centered that has preyed upon people's fears rather than their hopes, and now they're just plain desperate.

Shame on them all.

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