OK, I’m from Jersey and I’m Italian, so I know how to express myself, just like Gerry Ferraro. But, please, Gerry–do you have to say things like this just before the next primary day and get quoted by the CNN Political Ticker ?
Geraldine Ferraro, the outspoken former Democratic vice presidential candidate and a supporter of Hillary Clinton’s White House bid, told the New York Times she may not vote for Barack Obama should he be the party’s nominee.
Ferraro, a former member of Clinton’s finance committee who resigned that post earlier this year after making comments many viewed as racially offensive, also said she thinks the Illinois senator has been “terribly sexist” over the course of the presidential campaign.
The comments appear to underscore the potential difficulty Obama may have courting some women voters in the fall — many of whom have said they feel a solidarity with the New York senator over the barriers Clinton faces in her bid to become the first female president.
Sigh. I agree with you, Gerry, entirely…but, you could have just stopped short and not made it about YOU this time…While I want to see the sexism of this campaign season brought to the fore, I don’t want you muddying the waters at this point.
Anyway, at least Obama won’t be doing his VICTORY BASH today…which leaves a nice big vacuum in the news cycle. Maybe they’ll pound your comments into the public’s head all day today…I mean, who cares about the fact that Kentucky is voting???
Oh, I’m reading that the coronation will take place after all?????? See Lambert’s KY/OR/Obama Self-Coronation Thread #1 over at CORRENTE for the details of Obama’s travels today and join the festivities!!!!! (Link won’t work for some reason, so click on Corrente in my Blogroll if you need to.) Let’s see, the media can still weave in the Ferraro story easily…very easily.
PS–See my earlier post on Obama’s May 20 Bash –A Cynical Replay of Election Night 2000 here.
UPDATE: Some readers have thought that I didn’t like Gerry’s statements. This is not the case…I agreed with what she said, but at the time was concerned about her TIMING and her becoming a flashpoint again. This was just before the KY primary, if I recall, and I didn’t want the media to have another excuse to ignore/minimize Clinton’s upcoming big win by focusing on Gerry instead. OK?