George Washington's America
In this book, Tension City, Jim Lehrer is the interpreter for all the debates of the presidents, governors, and the nominees for the campaigns. I want to talk about the debate between George H.W. Bush and Geraldine Ferraro in 1984. Ferraro had reasons for not looking forward for the Vice President debate. Ferraro went to the Vice Presidential debate with her knowledge of world affairs. In fact, her talk about world affairs made a major moment in the debate. Bush had criticized Carter's handling of the Iran crisis and Ferraro knocked Reagan's response to the marine barracks bombing in Beirut. I'm going to talk about the differences between the lifestyle of George H.W. Bush and Geraldine Ferraro.
George H.W. Bush was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts; George H.W. Bush fought in the WWII and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He was Ronald Reagan's Vice President for two terms and then won the 1998 presidential race, losing his bid for second term to Bill Clinton. He has since made appearances for George W. Bush, his oldest son. George H.W. Bush is the son of Senator Prescott Bush; he was born into a wealthy and politically active family.
In comparison, Geraldine Ferraro was born on August 26, 1935, in Newburgh, New York; Ferraro went Marymount College at the age of 16 with a full scholarship. She graduated in 1956 and soon after become a teacher in the New York City public school system. She is interested in a legal career; Ferraro took a lot of night classes at Fordham University where she earned her law degree in 1960. Geraldine Ferraro is the first female as Vice Presidential candidate representing a major American political party. Before being elected to the U.S. Congress, she worked as a teacher and a lawyer. As an assistant district attorney in Queens, she created a special victim's bureau.
This time I'm going to talk about George H.W. Bush...