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Borderline Behavior Goes Around

March 14, 2008

feministferraro.jpgOne day after she stepped down from her role in Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, Geraldine Ferraro said she blames Barack Obama’s campaign for the uproar over her recent comments. “I do think this was a mistake on part of the Obama campaign,” she said. “They didn’t have to do this, and they did it to hurt Hillary. I just think that’s bad. I think it’s bad business, and I think it’s bad politics.

As you are well aware, there is plenty of finger-pointing involved, but little responsibility being taken for what is said. Doubtless, what Ms. Ferraro said about Barack Obama is deeply felt and legitimate in her heart. Blaming the Obama campaign is questionable at best. Strangely, you don’t hear a mention about the media hoopla that reigned supreme while bringing the debate to a fever pitch. The Democratic candidates must realize that they are being positioned by the media in a self-destructive campaign as long as people continue to play into that destruction. Nowhere has the personal opinion and destructive tendency been stronger than in Hillary Clinton’s election campaign. Borderline behavior says that the responsibility is always dependent on someone else. Expecting a competing campaign to stand silent when comments are made by opposing sides is expecting a lot. The public spotlight of the media is cruel.

Why everyone has to leave Hillary Clinton’s campaign when they make a public blunder is another matter altogether. Perhaps perfectionism is Ms. Clinton’s legacy as well.

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