Saturday, March 26, 2011

Geraldine Ferraro Dead: First Female Vice Presidential Candidate Dies At 75

During the 2008 U.S. Presidenti­al Elections, Geraldine Ferraro talked really greasy about Barack Obama, then Senator and Democratic nominee.

She said that if it wasn't for the Black people and their obsession to vote for Black candidates­, then Senator Hillary Clinton would have clinched the Democratic nomination­. Asserting that Ferraro became livid when her daughter voted for Barack Obama in a primary, which reflected a generation­al difference among American women in how they viewed the significan­ce of a woman being elected president.

Although not contributi­ng to the current Tea Party movement, she along with disgruntle­d Democratic voters went forth with the P.U.M.A. and Democrats for McCain nonsense, which later merged with the conservati­ve Tea Party movement. Each sought a goal to which demonizes it President Barack Obama, the first Black president.

She's was the first woman to be nominated as a vice presidenti­al candidate. She will be forever marveled by her abilities to stand up for women rights.

Ferraro didn't make it to see the first woman president. Although if alive today, she'll rally for Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin in the quest to put the first female commander in chief!

But all aside, I don't wish any ill upon her family! I am reminded that some people will never like you no matter what you do, and despite her bitter words to Barack Obama and black leaders, she stood the forefront for women to rally upon success.

President Barack Obama calls Geraldine Ferraro a political trailblazer who broke down barriers for women and Americans of all backgrounds.

Obama says his daughters — Sasha and Malia — will grow up in a more equal country because of Ferraro's career and her ideals.

Ferraro was the first female vice presidential nominee on a major ticket when she was Democrat Walter Mondale's running mate in 1984. He lost to Ronald Reagan.

Ferraro, a three-term congresswoman from New York City, died Saturday in Boston, where she was being treated for blood cancer. She was 75.

Obama says Ferraro "fought to uphold American's founding ideals of equality, justice and opportunity for all."

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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