Geraldine Ferraro's unfortunate and misguided comments this week overshadowed much other campaign news. I recall when she was the first woman nominated to a federal office running for Vice President. The glass ceiling for women is only superceded in unfairness in America by our racial divides and prejudices. We had a reader leave a viciously vile and racist comment here yesterday morning about Sen. Obama. I deleted the comment and sent an email to the poster informing her that conduct is not tolerated at my blog. She replied to my email with an even more vicious and vile response.
We all know and understand we continue having stupid, ignorant, bigoted people in this country, in this state. One method of handling this is letting them know, immediately, that we do not condone or tolerate their attitudes.
Barack Obama is a magnetic, charismatic, motivational new leader on the scene. He transcends race and everything else. His supporters cross all the lines because they are responding to his message of hope, change and optimism. Let us not bring ourselves down by injecting race into this debate. Race, creed, gender, these have no place in trying to demean others whether it is the presidential contest or any other facet of our lives.
Judge each person as an individual based on who they are, not whether they are male, female, Black, Hispanic, White or any other race or religion. We're all people and we should all be able to get along. I will not tolerate comments which are vicious, vile, racist or misogynistic. If you do so your comment will be deleted. A second offense and you will be banned from commenting. Let's keep this civil folks, let's show how good we are, how good we can be.