I certainly haven’t read every article covering last night’s win by Hillary Clinton, but what I have read seems to have glossed over something I am fairly certain is true: she’s the first woman to win a presidential primary in American history.
Am I wrong about this? Did someone I’m not thinking of win some state along the way in the past? I looked through the list (available here) of past female candidates for President and couldn’t find anyone, upon further research, that had won a state.
If this is correct, regardless of what you think of her candidacy compared to the others’, Clinton accomplished a major first yesterday in New Hampshire (that, of course, has come way too late in American history). Congratulations to her!
- David S. Cohen