San Francisco, California (JFK+50) Thirty years ago today, July 12, 1984, leading Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Walter Mondale of Minnesota announced Representative Geraldine Ferraro* of New York as his running mate.
Ferraro, representing New York State's 9th District, became the first woman on a national ticket of one of the major political parties. She potentially could have been the first woman to serve as Vice-President of the United States.
On the day of the announcement of her selection, Ms. Ferraro said...
"I am absolutely thrilled."
The Mondale-Ferraro ticket, however, was no match for the popular incumbent Ronald Reagan who was re-elected along with Vice-President George Herbert Walker Bush.
The Republicans won the Election of 1984 in a record-breaking landslide.