Ferraro: Obama Camp Crying Racism Again

Stands by comments that Obama's edge is due to race
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2008 5:10 AM CDT
Ferraro: Obama Camp Crying Racism Again
Former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro address an annual Ultimate Women's Power Lunch for U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., in Chicago, Friday, May 4, 2007. Ferraro's recent remarks about Barack Obama's race are at the heart of the latest row between the Clinton and Obama campaigns....   (Associated Press)

Despite charges of racism from the Barack Obama camp, former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro yesterday refused to back off earlier comments  that the candidate is enjoying a campaign advantage because of his race. "Every time that campaign is upset about something, they call it racist,” snipped Ferrro. “I will not be discriminated against because I’m white. If they think they’re going to shut up Geraldine Ferraro with that kind of stuff, they don’t know me."

The Obama campaign went on the attack over Ferraro's statement last week that Obama "would not be in this position" if he were a white man or a "woman of any color." Clinton, who spent yesterday campaigning in Pennsylvania, has distanced herself from Ferraro's remarks.  (More Barack Obama stories.)

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