Ferarro and the Politics of Race

For what it's worth -- raised on the border of South Philly, which is not unlike Queens -- I grew up around hundreds of working-class Gerry Ferraro types.In a city with a history of racial tensions between working-class whites and African-Americans, I can hardly think of a better wedge issue for the Clinton campaign to use than this one -- this notion that Obama has benefited from some sort of political affirmative action.And I cannot think of a better surrogate to deliver that message than Gerry Ferraro.Impeccable coincidence.- jpt

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