Saturday, March 26, 2011

Geraldine Ferraro Passes Away

Although I don't agree with Geraldine Ferraro as a politician, I respect her because she is someone who made history in American politics as the first female presidential candidate. 
Today, she passed away
"Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic congresswoman who became the first woman on a major party presidential ticket as Walter Mondale's running mate in 1984, died Saturday at the age of 75, NBC News confirmed.
Ferraro died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston of a blood cancer after a 12-year illness, according to a statement from her family cited by various news organizations.
Ferraro was a telegenic, articulate and fiery three-term New York congresswoman when Mondale picked her from the male-dominated U.S. House of Representatives. Ferraro's presence on the Democratic ticket generated excitement on the campaign trail, particularly among females of all ages."
She paved the way female politicians to aspire to higher office like Sarah Palin and Hilary Clinton. She will always be remembered as the woman who broke the glass barrier in politics and she will most likely inspire women for many generations to make a positive difference in America.  

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