In this article where Geraldine Ferraro issues her non-apology to Barak Obama, she relates the following:
"I was talking about historic candidacies and what I started off by saying (was that) if you go back to 1984 and look at my historic candidacy, which I had just talked about all these things, in 1984 if my name was Gerard Ferraro instead of Geraldine Ferraro, I would have never been chosen as a vice presidential candidate," Ferraro said on ABC's "Good Morning America.""It had nothing to do with my qualification."
So what she's telling us is that Mondale picked her because of her gender, that otherwise she was not qualified to be selected as VP.
If, God forbid, Mondale had been elected in 1984; and then, God forbid, had somehow expired in office, we would have had a president who brought a skill set of qualifications to the presidency consisting of....
'Being named Geraldine instead of Gerald'....
Now, I understand VP picks have not always been selected for reasons other than what demographic they might bring to the polls. And at least she is honest about why she was picked. But interesting she would slam Obama while ignoring Hillary.
Speaking of women who are given a position they haven't earned, Camille Paglia (I can never remember if Libs hate her or like her) wrote an interesting piece in Salon about Hillary.
In it, she tells us (much better than I tried to do in another thread):
"Never has the soppy emotionalism of old-guard feminist reasoning been on such open and embarrassing display. How has Hillary, who rode her husband's coattails to the top and who trashed every woman he seduced or assaulted, become such a feminist heroine? What has she ever achieved on her own -- aside from the fiasco of healthcare reform?"
While Camile is kinda harsh, I still don't understand how those women who are backing Hillary purely for gender reasons consider her their champion? Some have said they feel she is qualified, which is good enough.
My take is we just had eight years of someone who was elected because of name recognition, who rode a set coattails into office...
Hillary is not a self-made woman, in my opinion; at least Geraldine Ferraro earned her place, up until her VP nomination...
Not trying to be antagonist, or otherwise difficult. Some of you will provide convincing arguments AA is good and necessary, even - especially - for the office of president.
But since this is AK2, where all discussion is good...