Thunderstorm wrote:I siad it before, but I think Ferraro's comment that he was where he was because he's black is accurate. Being a legitimate black candidate got him noticed, and had he not been different, he'd have been just another face in the crowd. Sharpton and Jackson don't count... they're crazy people.
I think in the general public, "If it looks like a duck..." applies here.
I personally think African-American is a ridiculous term, and I try not to use it.
By that rationale, isn't Hillary equally lucky to be the only woman in the race? Didn't that make her face stand out in the all-male crowd?
If they're both equally lucky to be other than White Male, what exactly was Ferraro's point? Was she asserting that America didn't just want a change from White Male leadership, but that America wanted non-White leadership altogether?