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Geraldine Ferraro lashes out on race.


CofCC.org News Team

Former Democratic candidate for Vice President lashes out on Obama and racial issues.

“I have to tell you that what I find is offensive is that everytime somebody says something about the campaign, you’re accused of being racist,” Ferraro told Fox News Channel.

” ‘Any time anybody does anything that in any way pulls this campaign down and says let’s address reality and the problems we’re facing in this world, you’re accused of being racist, so you have to shut up. Racism works in two different directions. I really think they’re attacking me because I’m white. How’s that?’ ”

She then explained why she thought Obama was “lucky” to be a black candidate running for president, a statement that would seem to fly in the face of White House campaigns going back to, well, America’s origins.

“If in 1984 my name was Gerard Ferraro instead of Geraldine Ferraro, I would never have been the nominee for VP,” she said.

Ferraro was Walter Mondale’s running mate in the 1984 presidential campaign.

So far, Clinton has only half-heartedly disassociated herself from Ferraro’s remarks, saying she does not agree with them.

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