[F]ar from backing off from her initial remark, Ferraro defended it and elaborated on it.
"Any time anybody does anything that in any way pulls this campaign down and says let's address reality and the problems we're facing in this world, you're accused of being racist, so you have to shut up," Ferraro said. "Racism works in two different directions. I really think they're attacking me because I'm white. How's that?"
I wonder, was Geraldine Ferraro such a ‘reverse racism’ bigot in 1984? What was her attitude towards affirmative action, both officially and behind closed doors?
Oh, to be a fly on the wall wherever Fritz Mondale was when he learned of what his running mate was saying now.
I’m feeling ashamed of having voted for her, maybe because I didn’t know to hold my nose while doing it. Of course it was really a vote for Fritz, about which I don’t feel bad.