Geraldine Ferraro

(Geraldine Anne "Gerry" Ferraro)

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I can do whatever is necessary to protect the United States. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
If I were not a woman, I would not have been the vice presidential candidate. Minorities & Women
Personal religious convictions have no place in political campaigns or in dictating public policy. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Politicians who have been around for a while tend to have thick skins. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The promise of our country is that the rules are fair. Equality & Equal Opportunity
There are no doors that we cannot unlock. Miscellaneous
Women are getting a lot smarter. Before they were very adventuresome. Today, women are not going to take chances on higher office unless there's a good chance of winning. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
And I have to tell you as a grandmother, I worry about the fact that my grandchildren are going to be paying for all the spending, including military spending, that has gone on and the tax cuts that have come through.
And it was, it was not beating George Bush, believe it or not, the bottom line as far as I was concerned was introducing to the public who Gerry Ferraro was.
But I do think its necessary to have debates.
But I made one mistake which I would never repeat as a member of Congress when I was in Washington, and that was when I was elected I didn't go on trips because I was so afraid of having someone accuse me of taking junkets.
For one thing, one of the wonderful things that we now have is instead of the huge budget surpluses that President Clinton left us with, we now have these huge deficits that we're going to be facing into the future. Future
I didn't look very sensitive and they didn't know me very well.
I didn't serve on a committee that dealt with foreign policy.
I do believe in the power of prayer. Power
I don't consider myself a survivor; that's someone who has gone through something terrible.
I don't like to practice ahead of time what I'm going to say. Time
I enjoyed debate on the floor but it's not really debate in the same way.
I have been extremely lucky; I am a person who is currently living with a cancer that is under control.
I readily admit I was not an expert on foreign policy but I was knowledgeable and I didn't need a man who was the Vice President of the United States and my opponent turning around and putting me down.
I was a trial lawyer when I was elected to Congress.
I'd call it a new version of voodoo economics, but I'm afraid that would give witch doctors a bad name.
If you ask me a question, don't tell me what the question is in advance, 'cause I'd rather not know.
If you think somebody cares about you and believes your life is worth saving, how can you give up? Life
I'm a happy camper because by doing this I have an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of research.
My desk drawer is filled with all kinds of prayers.
People who live through transplants or disasters like Sept. 11 are survivors.
President Reagan's one-liners were terrific.
See that's a goal that I think it's very good in the debate to find out who the person is.
The bottom line as far as I was concerned was presenting to the public who Gerry Ferraro was.
The polls indicated that I was feisty, that I was tough, that I had a sense of humor, but they weren't quite sure if they liked me and they didn't know whether or not that I was sensitive. Humor
Vice president - it has such a nice ring to it!
We had prepared, my staff had prepared for me a whole dossier on virtually - on George Bush on his votes on his records, what he had done over the past number of years in public service.
We were so shocked by how fast that war went that President Bush did not have a plan, a peace plan. War & Peace
What are my sources of strength? My husband and my three kids, my health-care team, and my religion. Religion & God
You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;War & Peace
You people married to Italian men, you know what it's like.

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