Thursday, March 13, 2008

Senator Clinton and the Ferraro flap

Keith Olbermann on the drift of the Clinton campaign:

This, Senator Clinton, is your campaign, and it is your name. Grab the reins back from whoever has led you to this precipice, before it is too late. Voluntarily or inadvertently, you are still awash in this filth. Your only reaction has been to disagree, reject, and to call it regrettable. Her only reaction has been to brand herself as the victim, resign from your committee, and insist she will continue to speak. Unless you say something definitive, Senator, the former Congresswoman is speaking with your approval. You must remedy this. And you must… reject… and denounce… Geraldine Ferraro.

As Mr. Olbermann put it, it is as if Senator Obama were the Democrat and Senator Clinton were running as the Republican.

Ms. Ferraro has resigned her position raising money for the Clinton campaign but the question comes up as to whether Ferraro was allowed to go on day after day with this racially charged baloney as a surrogate so Senator Clinton would not have to dirty her image delivering the same message or whether, if these remarks do not represent the position of the Clinton campaign, Senator Clinton has no control over her own campaign. If it is the latter then it is pretty despicable. If it is the former then it raises questions as to Senator’s Clinton’s qualifications for the Presidency – if she can’t manage her own campaign then how is she supposed to suddenly acquire the skills to manage the executive branch of the United States government.

1 comment:

Comrade Kevin said...

The Old Guard will inevitably prove to be its own undoing in the end.