Geraldine Ferraro is the next contestant on “Who Wants The Most Media Attention?”. Today she resigned from Hillary’s Finance Committee because of remarks considered racist regarding Obama. She had essentially said that Obama’s campaign was having such huge success because he was black (Hillary’s gender has nothing to do with her success). Of course, Ferraro probably thinks Hillary is just like any other candidate because Geraldine set the pace for women when she ran as the Vice-Presidential candidate with Walter Mondale in 1984.
I agree with Sister Toldjah that all of the resigning and apologizing is getting old really fast. Ferraro is a little different in that she doesn’t seem to think she’s said anything wrong, so hasn’t apologized. In her letter to Clinton she said:
I am stepping down from your finance committee so I can speak for myself and you can continue to speak for yourself about what is at stake in this campaign.
The Obama campaign is attacking me to hurt you. I won’t let that happen.
I can’t wait to hear what she has to say now that she can speak for herself.
I have to wonder why the Democrats are spending so much time fretting and apologizing and resigning and complaining about every little slight (yes, I think Ferraro’s comments were insensitive, but not to Obama so much as African Americans in general). I can’t help but think that the Democrats really have nothing to say about issues. I think they know that in a protracted contest against McCain, regardless of his own relative port-side listing, Republicans will demonstrate that they actually have real answers to today’s issues and that Democrats cannot stand for long against the truth of their own weaknesses and failings. So, setup some easy targets to create distracting news so the candidates can coast for a while. It might work better if these “news” events were spaced out a little more, however. This is like having 3 different women faint at the same Obama rally.
I’m pretty much interested in looking at the Congressional races now anyhow. Let’s see who’s going to run and what they have to say. Fact is, the Congressional candidates have a lot more real impact on our day-to-day lives than the Presidential candidates will (assuming the new prez doesn’t accidentally push that big red button thingy…).
Hat Tip Sister Toldjah.