Ferraro and Palin — The Trailblazers
Before Hillary Clinton’s cracked the glass ceiling for presidential nominees in 2016, two other American women made their own mark on that ceiling: vice presidential nominees Geraldine Ferraro and Sarah Palin. Both trailblazing candidates would take their party convention by storms and add energy and excitement to their respective tickets before ultimately coming up short in November.
The Ferraro-Bush Vice Presidential Debate
Walter Mondale, Lynn Sherr, and Maria Cardona discuss the debate's condescending tone.
The Reaction to the First Female Nomination for VP
Lynn Sherr and others discuss the enthusiastic reaction to Ferraro’s nomination.
Palin Faced Sexism from the Media
Experts discuss how the media focused on Palin's appearance and often objectified her.
Debating Palin's Preparedness to be Vice President
Experts discuss how Palin’s unpreparedness to be vice president quickly became evident.