Clinton: Really the First Female to Run for President?

By Thornton Crowe

Maybe in an alter-universe, but…

Victoria-Woodhull-by-Bradley-&-RulofsonOne name not found anywhere in the Common Core agenda is Victoria Woodhull. Hence, why Ms. Clinton was able to pontificate about being the first female to be a presidential nominee?

Once again, Ms. Clinton lied. It’s a too bad she didn’t take US History while she was studying to perform the perfect subterfuge to con Americans. A speech recognizing Ms. Woodhull and how she plans on carrying her predecessor’s great history into the 21st century would have much more stirring than screaming about how she owned the new ceiling when she didn’t.

In 1872, Ms. Woodhull ran in the presidential election on the Equal Rights ticket. She didn’t get any electoral votes; however, her popular vote has been long disputed. Funny, that many don’t know about this woman, considering she was one of the grand dams of Suffrage. She was quite a provocative character; believing in ‘free love’ – which meant a “woman’s ability to marry, divorce and have children without government interference.” She believed women were capable and rightfully equal to men.

In addition to her president run, she was quite the trailblazer. The first in many things, namely a stockbroker, news editor and woman’s rights advocate. Considering this is at a period when women’s work was home with children and to marry well, she was far from being the norm within her contemporaries’ circles.

Victoria-Woodhull-by-Mathew-Brady-c1870Unfortunately, in a salaciously torrid scandal, she was incarcerated mere days before the election for exposing a prominent minister’s affair. However, she was far from disgraced as she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2001. So the history was there for any of Clinton’s handlers to find had they bothered to look.

Granted, when she ran, it was illegal for her to vote for herself – but the fact is, she was the very first female presidential candidate and owner of that infamous glass ceiling everyone keeps sputtering on and on about.

Look up this cavalier and you’ll find she was quite a character in her own time – as well as ours!

Just a tidbit of history to brighten your day.

A special thank you to Marc Haig for bringing this to my attention!

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