Saturday, 1 November 2008

The last female candidate

I talked before about how strange I found it that when a credible woman candidate stood for president, suddenly, out of nowhere, comes this charismatic black candidate who opposes her.
I'm still not over it.
Here's a link with Geraldine Ferraro talking about this: 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/us_elections_2008/7703660.stm
Frankly, reading between the lines, she is not very happy about how things have gone either. She's backing Obama because she has to. I like how she doesn't slag off Palin, and sympathises that she wasn't properly used by McCain's team. 
Post election: this article nails it, in my opinion.

3 comments:

  1. Yes I know, you wait ages for a candidate from an oppressed group and then two come along at once!

    Not sure if Barack could be described as coming from nowhere, he set the Democratic Convention alight in 2004 and became a Senator in 2005. Just my tuppenceworth, you know I love your blog.

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  2. Hopefully, Hillary Clinton will get to play a role in the new administration at least.

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  3. I would have LOVED to have seen Hillary as the running mate.

    I wonder though, if they are two very strong characters and perhaps Hillary wants more than to be part of an administration?

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