Obama Aide: Ferraro Should Go

Barack Obama's senior adviser David Axelrod told reporters this afternoon that the Clinton campaign should do more than just say they "disagree" with comments made by Geraldine Ferraro. Axelrod said the former Democratic vice presidential nominee should be removed from her role as fundraiser for the Clinton campaign. "The bottom-line is this, when you wink and nod at offensive statements, you're really sending a signal to your supporters that anything goes," Axelrod said.

"There's no other way to send a serious signal that you want to police the tone of this campaign," he added. "And if you don't do those things then you are simply adding to the growing compendium of evidence that you really are encouraging that." In an interview with a California newspaper, Ferraro said, in part, "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."