First Woman

 MPost |  2016-07-28 22:46:49.0  |  New Delhi

If the mood at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which ended on Tuesday, is anything to go by, history is waiting to be written at White House. After winning the Presidential nomination from her party, Hillary Clinton is ready for the grand battle ahead with Republican candidate Donald Trump for November 8 polls. By winning the nomination, she has already scripted a part of history for being the first woman presidential nominee of a major party. If she wins November 8 polls, she would become the first woman entitled to the White House and also the first woman Commander-in-Chief of the world’s strongest armed forces. Hillary is also a former first lady, married to former President Bill Clinton (1992-2000).

“What an incredible honour that you have given me and I can’t believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet. This is really your victory. This is really your night. And if there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say I may become the first woman President but one of you is next,” the 68-year-old former aide of President Barack Obama said. That she enjoyed the confidence of the current resident of White House had become evident when Obama right at the beginning of the year had commented about his former secretary of state saying, “Her strengths, which are the fact that she is extraordinarily experienced – and, you know, wicked smart and knows every policy inside and out – sometimes could make her more cautious and her campaign more prose than poetry, but those are also her strengths.”

She indeed faced a close challenge from her rival from primaries Bernie Sanders, who, however, chose to give the message that the party stood united behind Hillary moved the resolution for her nomination when the roll call got to his home state of Vermont. This was important as Democrats for some time have been deeply divided. “I move that Hillary Clinton be nominated as the Democratic Party’s Presidential candidate of the United States,” Sanders said as he called for suspension of rules to pave the way for the unanimous nomination of Clinton as the party’s Presidential candidate. Her nomination undoubtedly sends out a loud message on empowering women in American society. Clinton’s nomination was proposed by Congresswoman Barbara A Mikulski, the first Democratic woman elected to the Senate, and the first woman to chair the powerful Senate Committee on Appropriations. “It is with a full heart that I am here today as we nominate Hillary Clinton to be the first woman President,” she said. “Many of you have broken barriers. You were the first to go to college. You were the first to start a business. Maybe the first to be a citizen. But you knew when you broke a barrier you didn’t do it for yourself. You did it so others would not have to face them again. That’s what Hillary wants to do. She wants to break down all the barriers to opportunity,” Mikulski said sending out the message loud and clear for the women citizens to come out in big numbers to support Clinton.

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