Huffpost Politics
THE BLOG

Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors

Henry Blodget Headshot

Ferraro on Obama: Not a Racist -- Just an Idiot

Posted: Updated:
Print

Geraldine Ferraro stands by her remarks on Barack Obama and says she's hurt that they have been spun in such an outrageous way:

"if Obama was a white man," Ferraro said, "he would not be in this position...And if he was a woman 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."

Is that racist? No. It's just moronic.

Let's look at a few of the Obama qualities that voters are responding to:

--Eloquent
--Smart
--Good looking
--Inspiring
--Young
--Charming
--Well-Educated
--Breath of Fresh Air

Does Ferraro seriously believe that a white Obama with all of the qualities above "would not be in this position?" The Democrats have been waiting a decade for someone with these qualities to come along, and they'd take him or her in any shape, size, color, or species.

Why is Obama whipping Hillary, for example--despite her far-greater experience? Because she doesn't have half of them.

I've always admired Geraldine Ferraro. I'm sorry to learn that she's braindead.