Time: 11:36 p.m. CEST Update: July 27, 8:12 a.m. CEST
On Tuesday night, at the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to lead a major party toward the White House. “I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next,” Clinton said in a satellite video message played at the convention in Philadelphia. Addressing the delegates, especially women audience Clinton said, “We just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet.”
Previously, her husband, former president Bill Clinton talked to the delegates with a speech, which emphasized the many aspects of her life.
The Vox.com, which commented Clinton’s address last night says, “In its emphasis on the practical, and on the hard work involved in making it happen, Bill Clinton also offered the first major effort of the convention — and in many ways of the campaign — to speak to the white working-class communities that are Donald Trump’s main base of support.”
Here is the part of the speech in which Bill Clinton says why Hillary Clinton needs to be elected.
You should elect her because she will never quit when the going gets tough. She will never quit on you. She sent me in this primary to West Virginia, where she knew we were going to lose, to look those coal miners in the eye and say, “I am down here because Hillary sent me to tell you that if you really think you can get the economy back that you had 50 years ago, go for it. That if she wins, she is coming back for you to take you on the ride to America’s future.”
Top Democrat David Axelrod, and a political consultant, commented on Twitter the second night of the Democratic National Convention saying that Bill Clinton is mixing the personal and biographical details with less political elements.
The Associated Press reports Clinton’s campaign hoped for the night of achievement, personal stories and praise can chip away at the deep distrust many voters, including some Democrats, have of the former secretary of state, senator and first lady.”
Much of the convention’s second night was devoted to issues she has championed for years, including health care and advocacy for children and families, says the AP.
Near the end of the roll call of state delegates, the National Public Radio says, “There would be a call for acclamation by the Vermont delegation, making it likely that Sanders himself would make,” Hillary Clinton’s nomination official.
Vermont delegates were called lats in the roll call of states and when entire Clinton and Sanders’s delegate numbers was said, Sanders, as the USA Today publishes said, “I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party.” After he kissed his wife Jane and wave to the crowd he said, “Thank you, Philadelphia.”
Back in 2008, it was Hillary Clinton who interrupted the official roll call vote for the selection of then Illinois Senator Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nominee.
But, many of the Sander’s delegates weren’t ready for unity, the USA Today explains. At last two-dozen law enforcement officers stood guard. As the USA Today says, “Shyla Nelsa, a Vermont delegate who was among those nominating Sanders on stage, said the walkout was an ‘organized, peaceful, nonviolent action called ‘no voice, no unity.'”