In regards to the claim put forward by Hillary Clinton and others that she is the first woman to be nominated for the presidency — balderdash.
Yes, everyone will say she is the first of a major party (Democrats). But that too is nonsense. All one has to do is go back to their history books to find how untrue this claim is. Perhaps those pundits making this claim were asleep during history class or missed it entirely.
The first woman to be nominated and run for president was Victoria Woodhull. She was nominated by the Suffragette Party. She ran on the platform of the right to vote for women and that women no longer were considered chattel by their husbands. I don’t know about you, but that seems to be a major party to me. Women made up about half of the voting public. The year? 1876! Just a little bit before Hillary. Then Miss Woodhull ran again four years later.
It seems that politicians and news agencies can’t get their facts straight. President Obama made the claim that the U.S. is the oldest republic. We’re not. Iceland holds that title.
Larry Lowry, Richland