Day Early and a Dollar Short
In 1984, Geraldine Ferraro made a brave and pathbreaking bid for vice president -- and bombed. Today, polls show that most voters are ready to send a woman to the White House. We asked Ferraro for her thoughts on this prospect.
What has changed since 1984?
We've come a long way. [Having] Madeleine Albright handling foreign policy raises the bar. People are used to seeing women in those positions now.
Did your run help that process?
It's not so much me. It's not my candidacy so much as the candidacy. Any number of women could have done precisely the same thing.