Matt Cooper has a good post at Portfolio about the unfolding, ever-expanding Ferraro trainwreck. Like Cooper, it wasn’t really the first thing Ferraro said or even the second. It took till the third round before I really got a sense of what she wasn’t thinking. It became most clear in the chat show appearances where she said, I think in all seriousness, that Obama should have thanked her for saying what she said.
At a certain point I realized that for all the ancillary nonsense Ferraro is simply not capable of seeing Obama’s campaign as anything but an African-American favorite son candidacy. Once you get that everything seems to fall into place.
Here’s our show from Wednesday with some choice examples from her chat show marathon …
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