July 12, 2005

July 12, 1984

On this date, feminists rejoiced. Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman to make it onto a major party presidential ticket, when presidential candidate Walter Mondale chose her as his running mate.

On November 6, feminists did not rejoice. The Mondale-Ferraro ticket was defeated in the biggest Republican landslide ever.

We've yet to see another woman on a major party presidential ticket.

Posted by Jennifer at July 12, 2005 09:00 AM | TrackBack


That will probably change soon. What the US really needs is a half-Black, half-Japanese, Jewish woman as President. If she also is confined to a wheelchair and is married to an Muslim Arab with a speech impediment, then everyone's happy.

Posted by: Monjo at July 12, 2005 10:16 AM