it was always a bit curious that she was chosen to be walter mondale’s vice presidential running mate. there was nothing really which distinguished her. and that he, a northern liberal ran with an east coast liberal against ronald reagan, the great communicator was a bit of a mistake as together, they went on to lose 49 states. but i guess mondale’s people thought they could rally american women, who make up over 50% of the u.s. population, to his side. they of course forgot about republican women.
so ferraro, a member of hillary clinton’s finance committee, spent the first part of the week on the morning shows trying to defend her declaration that obama doesn’t really get votes because the whole campaign is a front because he’s only leading the democratic race because of affirmative action voting. because you know, those people in idaho (a state, which according to the clinton campaign, doesn’t count) didn’t really vote for barack obama 79% to 17 %.