No, the speaker wasnâ€™t Rush Limbaugh, it was former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, making an incredibly patronizing and offensive comment on the eve of the Mississippi primary.
If Hillary Clinton had any black supporters left, this probably drove them away.
Then as the uproar grew over her remarks, Ferraro dug in her heels, saying, â€œTheyâ€™re attacking me because Iâ€™m white.â€
Quit digging, Gerry. Just quit digging. This is despicable stuff.
Put aside, for the moment, the ugliness of a Democratic Party leader playing up affirmative action stereotypes (a black man is getting a job that should go to a more deserving white person), or the sheer irrelevance of speculating about what a white or female Obama would or would not achieve.
Why would a party elder such as Ferraro, or Clinton for that matter, be so intent on destroying the Democratic front-runner and likely nominee? Or dismissing the millions of new voters heâ€™s bringing into the process?
What are they thinking?
UPDATE: Ferraro has announced that she’s stepping down from her role in Clinton’s campaign. Thanks, Gerry, for all you’ve done to bring Democrats together . . .