Clinton Responds (Mildly) to Ferraro Race Comments

By Ed O'Keefe

Mar 11, 2008 3:46pm

In an interview this afternoon with ABC News affiliate WHTM, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., ignored calls from the Obama campaign to remove from her campaign former vice presidential candidate, and Clinton campaign finance committee member, Geraldine Ferraro.

Former Rep. Ferraro, D-N.Y.,  told the Daily Breeze of Torrance, Ca., that, "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position."

Reading Ferraro’s comments, Clinton’s response was rather mild.

"Well, I don’t agree with that and I think its important that we try to stay focused on issues that matter to the American people," Clinton said. "And both of us have had supporters and staff members who’ve gone over the line and we have to reign them in and try to keep this on the issues. There are big differences between us on the issues — let’s stay focused on that."

Watch the VIDEO HERE.

- jpt

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