Ben Smith found a telling quote from Geraldine Ferraro from back in 1988 when Jesse Jackson ran for president.
Placid of demeanor but pointed in his rhetoric, Jackson struck out repeatedly today against those who suggest his race has been an asset in the campaign. President Reagan suggested Tuesday that people don’t ask Jackson tough questions because of his race. And former representative Geraldine A. Ferraro (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that because of his “radical” views, “if Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn’t be in the race.”
Geraldine Ferraro apparently has a problem with us uppity blacks who don’t know our place.
So far, the best the Clinton camp can do is refer to a rejection of Ferraro’s statements that never happened.