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Comment in Daily Breeze Causes Trouble for Clinton

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An interview that former vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro made to a the Southbay local paper, the Daily Breeze, is causing a stir in the Barack Obama campaign. Ferraro, a supporter of Hillary Clinton, told the Breeze reporter, "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."

Obama's campaign manager David Axelrod told reporters Clinton shoulddenounce the remarks and remove Ferraro from the campaign's finance committee, "The bottom line is this: When you wink and nod at offensive statements, you're really sending a signal to your supporters that anything goes."

Ferraro, also discussed the "sexist media," "I think what America feels about a woman becoming president takes a very secondary place to Obama's campaign - to a kind of campaign that it would be hard for anyone to run against."

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The first-ever female VP candidate formerly worked in the Queens DA's office and represented Queens in Congress and is currently a lawyer in a consulting group. In the recent past, she's been mentioned during the Democratic mayoral race in 2005, when she supported Fernando Ferrar and his rival's campaign strategist said, "I had to spend a few minutes remembering who [Ferraro] was."

And speaking of VP candidates, Obama thinks the talk of him being Clinton's VP is stupid.

Syndicated report by Jen Chung via Gothamist

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