By Daniel Politi, Today’s Papers, Slate MagazineBoth the NYT and LAT take a look at how Geraldine Ferraro’s comments, in which she said that if Sen. Barack Obama “was a white man, he would not be in this position,” once again catapulted the issue of race to the forefront of the Democratic contest. As much as the candidates say they are trying to get away from the issues of race and sex, they “have been unavoidable subtexts” (NYT). Ferraro resigned from Sen. Hillary Clinton’s finance committee, but she didn’t apologize for the comments. Unlike any other issue, race has the potential to cause a deep divide in the party. The LAT points out that two prominent black pastors said black voters could become so disenchanted if Clinton is the nominee that they could very well stay home in the general election. “This is a virtual race war, politically,” one of the country’s leading Pentecostal ministers said.