For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Is Geraldine Ferraro right about Barack Obama (paragraph break removed):
Clinton campaign finance committee member, former vice presidential candidate, and former Rep. Geraldine Ferraro, D-NY, told the Daily Breeze of Torrance, Ca., that, "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." Of Clinton, Ferraro said that the press "has been uniquely hard on her. It's been a very sexist media. Some just don't like her. The others have gotten caught up in the Obama campaign."
Is Ferraro right? On the other hand, are these rather racist comments that only a Democrat could say without evoking massive media outrage? Could a McCain supporter make such statements without being required to apologize and/or resign?