The first woman to ever be on a presidential ticket has passed away. Geraldine Ferraro died yesterday at 75 in Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, after struggling with a blood cancer for 12 years. Clearly she will be missed. Even President Barack Obama was heard praising the lady for her service, saying that her impact will be felt on the lives of his daughters.
In an election concession speech, Ferraro said: “for two centuries, candidates have run for president. Not one from a major party ever asked a woman to be his running mate — until Walter Mondale…Campaigns, even if you lose them, do serve a purpose. My candidacy has said the days of discrimination are numbered.”
She was a strong, courageous lady who will be sorely missed. Her legacy is bound to live on.