Yes, Clinton should be considered the first female presidential nominee. The reason is that most people don't know Victoria Woodhull because Woodhull lived long ago. For historians, and regular people familiar with Woodhull, Woodhull is more of a trend setter. Her activism for women's rights and reform classify her as a first - a women's suffrage movement leader who fought for women's rights and advocated free love and free will for women. Woodhull was arrested for obscenity, and for having an adulterous relationship with a prominent politician. So she never got votes. Clinton run a tough race, and she is not associated with scandal. Clinton has earned her right as first female nominee after many years of being a politician. Woodhull was way ahead of her time. Could Woodhull have paved the way for Clinton?
Yes, Hillary Clinton should be considered the first female presidential nominee because she is the first woman to clinch the presidential nomination of either the Democratic or Republican party. I believe that Hillary Clinton is one of the most qualified presidential candidates ever and that she will defeat Donald Trump in a general election race.
Yes, Hilary Clinton should be considered the first female nominee. she is the first female that most people can remember running for president of the United States and being a strong contender with the ability to actually win the election. The majority of people in this country do not remember Victoria Woodhull.
Victoria Woodhull was actually the first female presidential nominee, not Hillary Clinton. Just because she did not receive any of the electoral votes does not mean she was not a nominee. Maybe it means she was not a good or qualified nominee, but she was definitely a presidential nominee and deserves to be remembered as such.