January 11, 2008

ONCE YOU REDUCE THE CAMPAIGN TO MY GENDER VS. YOUR RACE...:

Racial tensions roil Democratic race (Ben Smith, Jan 11, 2008, Politico)

The comments, which ranged from the New York senator appearing to diminish the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights movement — an aide later said she misspoke — to Bill Clinton dismissing Sen. Barack Obama’s image in the media as a “fairy tale” — generated outrage on black radio, black blogs and cable television. And now they've drawn the attention of prominent African-American politicians.

“A cross-section of voters are alarmed at the tenor of some of these statements,” said Obama spokeswoman Candice Tolliver, who said that Clinton would have to decide whether she owed anyone an apology.

“There’s a groundswell of reaction to these comments — and not just these latest comments but really a pattern, or a series of comments that we’ve heard for several months,” she said. “Folks are beginning to wonder: Is this really an isolated situation, or is there something bigger behind all of this?”

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 11, 2008 11:38 PM
Comments

Considering that Andy Young virtually said that Bill Clinton slept with the hired help, the Obama spokeswoman is a bit late to the party.

Posted by: jim hamlen at January 12, 2008 8:11 PM
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