Geraldine Ferraro Passes Away

by Mike on March 26, 2011

in Politics

Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman ever nominated for the Vice Presidency of the United States, passed away earlier today at the age of 75.

There is no doubt that Ferraro was as liberal as they come.  To those of us who are conservative, she was often annoying.  I say that out of respect.  Ferraro genuinely wanted to make our country a better place and never backed down from arguing in favor of the policies she honestly believed would accomplish that goal.  Her nomination for vice president in 1984 is a testament to her passion, and also ensures her place in American history as a pioneer who helped open the door of opportunity for women everywhere.

More importantly, she also seemed like a decent human being.  Despite being a prominent figure in the bloodsport of American politics, she came across across as a genuine, kind, and classy woman.

Our prayers are with Geraldine Ferraro and her family today.  May she rest in peace.

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Ryan March 27, 2011 at 6:27 am

Sad to see her go. I agree — she seemed like a decent person. Libs often avoid Fox News or get too shrill too fast, but she always had a smile at some point in her interview which was not forced. That’s not to say she didn’t try to vigorously defend her points of view, she was just more reasonable about the fact that other have opinions too which may not reflect her own. I always liked to hear what she had to say because I believe she reflected where the Left generally was on an issue (without the spin), and where the Left was obviously spinning their stance for political reasons. Her blood cancer was likely very painful, but her suffering is over. She will be missed.

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MoogieP March 29, 2011 at 9:57 am

Nice tribute. I concur.

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