July 11th, 2008
03:41 PM ET
12 years ago

Cafferty: Has Jesse Jackson become irrelevant?

The Rev. Jesse Jackson apologized Wednesday for remarks about Barack Obama.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson apologized Wednesday for remarks about Barack Obama.

Jesse Jackson got away with calling New York "Hymietown" a few years ago, a reference to New York's Jewish population. But this time he might not be so fortunate.

Jackson saying he wanted to castrate Barack Obama for "talking down to black people" may mark the end of Jesse Jackson's relevance to anything. His comments – which were caught on an open microphone in a television studio – were in response to Obama's speeches about the responsibilities of absent black fathers.

Jackson apologized, saying he meant there are other important issues to address in the black community – like unemployment and the number of blacks in prison.

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