Paving the Way for Madam President

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Lexington Books, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 187 pages
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When the first woman president moves into the White House, she will not only be indebted to the tireless campaign workers, staff, press, family, friends, and, of course, the voters who got her there, but Madam President will also have her sisters to thank for paving the way. Among these women are Margaret Chase Smith, the stalwart Republican senator from Maine who made a bid for the presidency in 1964; Shirley Chisholm, the fiery New York congresswoman who described herself as 'unbought and unbossed' in 1972; Patricia Schroeder, the silvery-tongued and brilliant former Colorado congresswoman who briefly ran in 1988; Elizabeth Dole, a North Carolina senator who made an impressive showing as a presidential candidate in 2000; and the articulate one-term Illinois senator, Carol Moseley Braun, who ran in 2004. This book chronicles the lives, communication styles, and presidential bids of these five remarkable women while also addressing the obstacles and opportunities for women as presidential contenders.
 

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Contents

Margaret Chase Smith A Quiet Woman
21
Shirley Chisholm Ms Chis
51
Patricia Scott Schroeder Rendezvous with Reality
79
Elizabeth Hanford Dole Its Her Turn
105
Carol Moseley Braun A Fiscal Hawk and a Peace Dove
135
Continuing on the Trail
161
Bibliography
171
Index
181
About the Author
187
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Page 1 - Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it's the only thing that ever has.
Page 7 - The promise of our country is that the rules are fair. If you work hard and play by the rules, you can earn your share of America's blessings.
Page 7 - If you work hard and play by the rules, you can earn your share of America's blessings. Those are the beliefs I learned from my parents. And those are the values I taught my students as a teacher in the public schools of New York City, [applause] At night, I went to law school. I became an assistant district attorney, and I put my share of criminals behind bars, [applause] I believe if you obey the law, you should be protected.

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About the author (2006)

Nichola D. Gutgold is associate professor of communication at Penn State Lehigh Valley. She is co-author of Elizabeth Hanford Dole: Speaking from the Heart.