The 68-year-old former first lady, senator and secretary of state took a monumental step on her quest to become America’s first female commander-in-chief, by besting party challenger Bernie Sanders.
The former first lady, NY senator and secretary of state was formally installed as the party nominee to take on Donald Trump on an emotional night at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
He also pivoted to contrast her with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling Hillary “real” and the brash developer “a cartoon”.
Clinton became the party’s standard bearer following days of tension between pro-Clinton forces and delegates who supported Sen.
“She had a reputation of being very smart, very determined and educated”.
“I know supposedly she has done good work for women’s rights but then she’s accepted money from all these different Middle Eastern countries that are awful on women’s rights”.
While Clinton favors an increase in the national minimum wage, Iasella fears she only means to do it incrementally – between now and, say, 2025, not next year. “S$3 he exuded this sense of strength and self-possession that I found magnetic”. Finally she walked up and said if they were going to stare at each other, they might as well know each other’s names. Fifty-five people were issued citations as they tried to breach police barricades at the edge of the security zone surrounding the convention, police said.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland emphasized the historic nature of the moment in nominating Clinton Tuesday afternoon. What’s different between what I told you and what they said, how do you square that?
Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper invited Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationally, to help cast 98 of the state’s 160 votes for Clinton.
Earlier on Tuesday, delegates from South Dakota had given Clinton 15 votes, formally ensuring that she had more than the 2,383 votes needed to win the nomination.
Another series of protests and rallies was planned for Tuesday, the anger reflecting the widening rift inside the Democratic Party and the convention hall itself between Sanders’ supporters and Clinton’s.
Bill Clinton has always been a far more natural politician than Hillary Clinton; he looks equally at ease shaking hands in a crowd and delivering rousing speeches on a big stage. He sparred with Black Lives Matters protesters who interrupted his campaign speech in Philadelphia in April and sparked outrage for dropping in for a private chat with Attorney General Loretta Lynch while her Justice Department was investigating his wife’s email server. “And I’ll remember it that way”.
The final ten to twelve minutes of the speech was devoted to Hillary’s own career in politics, first as a Senator and later as Secretary of State.
Clinton’s new status as the party nominee is sweet redemption coming off her loss to Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries.
Hillary Clinton made a stunning appearance by video after her husband’s speech, appearing to burst through a symbolic glass ceiling comprised of the faces of former presidents, all men.
“The first time I saw her, we were, appropriately enough, in a class on political and civil rights”, he told an audience at the convention in Philadelphia. “It’s a generational thing for me”. “In a moment of passion, while reaching out to my fellow members of the Texas delegation”, it read, “I spoke one sentence that did not reflect my intention of promoting productive dialogue”. “I was so impressed and surprised that, would you believe it or not, momentarily, I was speechless”.
On Monday, Sanders brought the loudest cheers when he noted that Wasserman Schultz, a US senator from Florida, had resigned as the Democratic National Committee chairman over the email controversy.
Clinton will get a shot of independent credibility from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who will denounce Trump and make his case for Clinton.