Friday, June 6, 2008

Hillary is keeping some good company!

The first woman to run for president: VICTORIA WOODHULL (1838-1927) with Frederick Douglas as VP. Equal Rights Party 1872.

The 2nd woman: BELVA LOCKWOOD (1830-1917) National Equal Rights Party 1884, 1888.

The !st woman to get on a government printed ballot (2 states) running for president: CHARLENE MITCHELL (b.1930) CPUSA 1968, Mike Zagarell for VP.

The 1st woman to get an electoral vote (1 from Virginia): TONI NATHAN (b. 1923) for Vice President, Libertarian Party 1972, John Hospers for president.

So cheer up Hillary fans, your candidate is in good company and young enough for two or three more runs! Just remind her not to
cast pro war votes.

Thomas Riggins


Anonymous said...

Good, Tom. but as an historian let me tell you that Hillary is a long way from being that radical feminist and advocate of free love Victoria Woodhull(not Woodhill) even though Bill practiced some of things that Victoria preached. Also she is well behind Bella Lockwood.

As for Charlene Mitchell, I would say to Hillary what Lloyd Bentsen, the Democratic VP canidate said to Dan Quayle when he tried to compare himself to John Kennedy("I knew John Kennedy and believe me you are no John Kennedy"). I knew Charlene Mitchell and believe me Hillary is no Charlene Mitchell.
Norman Markowitz

Thomas Riggins said...

oops-- Woodhull it is!