Once again, Glenn Reynolds inspires a post. After posting my last piece, I checked my link to make sure it worked, then went to Instapundit’s main page where I caught this post: “‘GERALDINE FERRARO: ‘If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position.’” (Glenn references this post which offers more of her comments, including some analysis.)
Ms. Ferraro owes her prominence in punditry to the fact that in 1984 Walter Mondale tapped her, a then-nationally unknown three-term Congresswoman, as his running mate. Many claim he did so because he thought having a woman on his ticket would give his campaign more energy. She was the first woman on a the ticket of a major party.
Now that she’s claiming that Senator Obama owes his prominence to his race, shouldn’t we be asking if she owes her prominence to her gender?
UPDATE: Seems like this has developed into a major national story, with the Obama camp calling on Hillary to fire Ferraro. I just think she needs answer the question posed in the title to this post and consider whether her candidate would be where she is were it not for her gender.