Before there was a Sarah Palin Geraldine was the first woman nominated on a presidential ticket.
Actually, what you meant to say was "the first woman nominated for VP by a major party on a presidential ticket."
Depending on who you believe, either Victoria Woodhull (1872) or Belva Ann Lockwood (1884) was the first woman on a presidential ticket, running for president. Marietta Stow was Lockwood's running mate and as such, became the first woman on a presidential ticket for vice president.
Originally posted by StaggerLeeIf I didn't hear it in public school, it didn't happen.
Hee. I know you were joking, but if you'd been serious, there'd be soooo many things wrong with that statement.
Anyhoo. It's a running gag, sort of, that when someone dies, my mother will tell me about it and then say, "Go ahead-- say 'who's that?'" I think I impressed her by saying without hesitation, "First female vice-presidential candidate." (I know, which isn't technically true).
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This is a good point, incidentally. When Clinton beat Dole in '96, it was considered a landslide. And in the Electoral College, it was 379-159. Popularly, Clinton won 49.23-40.72, which is not a landslide by any stretch of the imagination.