It’s like a Disney movie….
Guess who said it:
Where is it written that only senators are qualified to become President?…Or where is it written that mere representatives aren’t qualified…? …Where is it written that governors and mayors…are too local, too provincial?…Presidential candidates have always chosen their running mates for reasons of practical demography, not idealized democracy…What a splendid system, we say to ourselves, that takes little-known men, tests them in high office and permits them to grow into statesmen…Why shouldn’t a little known woman have the same opportunity to grow?
The New York Times, July 3, 1984, commenting on the vice presidential nomination of Geraldine Ferraro. The mayor of whom they spoke? Diane Feinstein of San Francisco.
h/t National Review, print edition, September 29. 2008