Obama praises Ferraro as 'trailblazer' despite their rocky past
March 26th, 2011
04:36 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama praises Ferraro as 'trailblazer' despite their rocky past

Washington (CNN) – The White House issued a statement Saturday from President Obama on the death of former Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro, praising her as a “trailblazer who broke down barriers for women, and Americans of all backgrounds and walks of life."

“Whether it was as a public school teacher, assistant district attorney, Member of Congress, or candidate for Vice President, Geraldine fought to uphold America's founding ideals of equality, justice, and opportunity for all. And as our Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Commission, she stood up for those ideals around the world. Sasha and Malia will grow up in a more equal America because of the life Geraldine Ferraro chose to live,” the statement read.

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  1. duckbutter

    great lady,,,

    March 26, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  2. caseyedwardsd

    Obama was a horribel disgrace calling her a racist in 2008

    March 26, 2011 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |