Did Ferraro just endorse McCain?


Earlier this week, Blue Mass. Group's Bob Neer concluded--on the basis of interviews with three female, pro-Hillary Clinton Massachusetts DNC delegates--that the prospect of disgruntled Hillary Clinton supporters not backing Barack Obama is a bogus invention of the GOP and a complicit media.

As a liberal, I hope Neer is right. But today's semi-McCain-endorsement from former Democratic VP candidate Geraldine Ferraro suggests otherwise. Here's the blog post Ferraro whipped up for Fox News (!) on John McCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate:

It’s going to be a very interesting campaign. I must say that several months ago I said that it would be great if there was a woman on the ticket — that I felt that John McCain would have to pick someone, especially if Hillary was the nominee. But without Hillary being the nominee it’s really quite equally as important because people are looking for a smart campaign and I think this might do it.

There are a lot of women who are disaffected by how Hillary was treated by the media, by how she was treated by the Obama campaign, by how she was treated by the Democratic National Committee — [Democratic party chairman] Howard Dean not speaking up when sexism raised its ugly head in the media. They’ll be looking to see what happens now.

Any Hillary backers in the house? And if so, are you considering 1) Not supporting Obama or 2) Voting McCain/Palin?

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