by Jack Hunter
Geraldine Ferraro's "controversial" quote:
“If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman of any colour, he would not be this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in this concept.”
In Race Matters I made a similar statement:
"When Obama and his supporters make the case that "race doesn't matter," they are ignoring the fact that Obama himself would not be where he is if he wasn't black. Obama is undeniably charming and charismatic, but it is also obvious that his race has made him a unique and attractive candidate to many voters. Obama's political platform actually differs little from that of a Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, or even someone like Joe Biden, yet something still sets Obama apart — and it isn't simply personality or leadership skills. "
That pointing out that Obama's race is a factor in this race is controversial, is a testament to the politically-correct, hyper-sensitive age we live in, not the vaildity of the statement (in private, I'm sure even Obama would agree).
I could also point out that Hillary Clinton wouldn't be where she is if she weren't married to Bill Clinton and Mitt Romney would be nowhere without his daddy's last name.
No brainers, each and all.