I didn’t always agree with her, but I admired her strength of character and dedication.
Geraldine Ferraro, who became the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket in 1984 — only to lose in a landslide — died Saturday. She was 75.
Ferraro died at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was being treated for blood cancer, a disease she battled for 12 years, her family said.
……Ferraro was a Fox News contributor and a fixture on the national political stage ever since Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale plucked her from obscurity as a Queens congresswoman to join his ticket in 1984 against incumbents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
More here: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/03/26/vice-presidential-nominee-geraldine-ferraro-dies/
She was a brave person who was not afraid to break ranks with the leftist idiots in her party. During the campaign, she drew fire from the Dems when pointed out the obvious; Obama was given preferential treatment because of his pigment, although he lacks leadership, character, and integrity.
She once discussed blood cancer research before a Senate panel and said she hoped to live long enough “to attend the inauguration of the first woman president of the United States.”
Note to Geraldine: Someday there will be a woman U.S. president; and she’ll be Republican.
Geraldine Ferraro Dies (michellemalkin.com)