The day "Rawhide" was shot (code name for President Reagan) we all know what happened to James Brady, but how about Police Officer Thomas Delahanty? He is pictured sprawled out in front of Brady moments after the shots rang out from John Hinkley. Delahanty was shot in the neck by one of Hinckley's six bullets, Delahanty was rushed to Washington Hospital Center and sent home eleven days later. The bullet ricochedted off his spinal cord after hitting his neck, he suffered permanent nerve damage in his neck and left arm. He was cited for his valiant effort to protect Reagan, and was forced to retire from the Washington Police Force due to his disability. In the mean time, John Hinckley gets to leave prison and take trips home, driving around town and enjoying life. His joy is playing the guitar, going to movies, painting and drives around in a Toyota visiting Wendy's. This is when you shoot The President of The United States, basically murdering James Brady of a good life and retiring a cop, DUE TO HAVING PARENTS WITH LOTS OF MONEY AND THE BEST LAWYERS YOU CAN BUY. Lets hope Hinckley does not see any Jodie Foster movies.
Hillary was a long shot from the first woman to make a run for President. It was Victoria Woodhull in 1872, 136 years before Hillary made her first sprint in 2008. Woodhull amazingly ran 50 years before the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920 giving women the right to vote. On election day, November 5th, 1872 Woodhull couldn't even vote for herself! Victoria ran under the banner of the Equal Rights Party, which supported equal rights for women and women's suffrage. The party nominated her in May 1872 in New York to run uphill against incumbent Republican Ulysses S. Grant. Her running mate was Frederick Douglass, former escaped slave turned writer and speaker. Douglass never appeared at the party's convention, never agreed to campaign with Woodhull and gave stump speeches for Grant. She died in 1927 at age 88. One of the first progressive female candidates in history.