Hillary Clinton said she was going to take a few days to contemplate the history that had been made. And the media shouted the headlines, "First Woman to be a Presidential Nominee". For the first time in history a woman has been nominated by her party as their nominee for president of the US. Well, as is usually the case, these so-called journalists failed to do any fact checking and certainly don't know their political history. Meet Victoria Woodhull; In 1872, 136 years before Clinton would make her first run for the oval office in 2008, Victoria Woodhull ran for president on the ticket of the Equal Rights Party. Woodhull called for reform on all levels of government and championed equal rights for women, including suffrage. Strengthening her campaign, Woodhull selected Frederick Douglass — an abolitionist, former slave and prolific writer — to be her running mate. Though Douglass technically had the right to vote under the 15th Amendment of 1870, Woodhull did not. Women’s suffrage would not be realized for some 50 years, as the 19th Amendment was not ratified until 1920. Meet Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president In 1872, Woodhull was the first female to run for President of the United States. An activist for women's rights and labor reforms, Woodhull was also an advocate of free love, by which she meant the freedom to marry, divorce, and bear children without government interference At her peak of political activity in the early 1870s, Woodhull is best known as the first woman candidate for the United States presidency, which she ran for in 1872 from the Equal Rights Party, supporting women's suffrage and equal rights. Her arrest on obscenity charges a few days before the election for publishing an account of the alleged adulterous affair between the prominent minister Henry Ward Beecher and Elizabeth Tilton added to the sensational coverage of her candidacy. She did not receive any electoral votes, and there is conflicting evidence about popular votes. Victoria Woodhull - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Just more lies from Queen Hillary and more mooning and pandering from the "free press".