Ferraro for Obama

The former vice-presidential candidate, who made some controversial remarks about Barack Obama earlier this year, now supports him.

Published November 1, 2008 5:00PM (EDT)

For a time, earlier this year, Geraldine Ferraro was back in the national spotlight. The former Democratic vice-presidential nominee, then a Hillary Clinton supporter, got there by making some controversial remarks about Barack Obama. It appears, though, that she's no PUMA: She's now endorsed Obama.

In an interview with PBS' "Now," Ferraro looked back at the primaries, saying:

People at that time were so angry. I was [hearing] "I cannot vote for Obama for what they did to Hillary and I cannot vote for McCain, so I'm either going to write in her name or maybe I will vote for McCain." They were ambivalent; they just didn't know what to do with this thing, but they were definitely not voting for Obama. I think a lot of that has moved since then and I think time has healed some of this. I think Hillary has healed some of it. And believe it or not, I think even Sarah Palin's nomination has [helped to heal the anger]—not that they see her as equivalent to Hillary Clinton.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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