Hat tip: a JJP Poster
Ferraro: Obama is lucky he's black
Mon Mar 10, 2008 at 01:47:44 PM PDT
More classiness, from one of Clinton's top surrogates, Geraldine Ferraro.
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.
Ferraro isn't some unknown lower-level or obscure advisor, but one of her top fundraisers, member of Clinton's finance committee, and a former Democratic vice presidential nominee.
So, being Black is now a CONCEPT.
A CONCEPT, People.
Well, she can CONCEPT this.
UPDATE: Another DailyKos poster had this response to Ferraro
That's right Geraldine.
If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. He would not have gotten Secret Service protection as early as last May.
If Obama was a white man, CBS.com wouldn't have temporarily turned off comments on Obama stories because of the volume and persistence of racist comments.
If Obama was a white man, his Secret Service wouldn't rival that of President Bush's.
If Obama was a white man, I doubt that the Somali photo would've resulted in the Secret Service investigating a right-wing radio show host threatening the Senator's life.
This is just the publicly available stuff.
I'll let you decide....does this go into the ClintonAttacksObama Wiki Incident Page?