Hillary Clinton just became the first woman to get the democratic presidential nomination, putting the biggest crack yet in the glass ceiling, reads an article on The Huffington Post.
In a famous phrase in 2008, Hillary Clinton said her first White House bid had put “about 18 million cracks” in the glass ceiling, one crack for each person who voted for her in the primary. But the crack this Tuesday is the biggest one yet, as Clinton was formally enforced as the Democratic nominee for president at the DNC in Philadelphia.
Since 1872, more than 200 women have fought to become one of the nominees, but none have managed to reach this point. All the female Democratic leaders who have waited so long to see one of their own at the top must feel like Clinton’s nominations is the reward for decades of work against the glass ceiling.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the first woman to win a Senate seat not previously held by her husband, said in her nomination speech: “Yes, we do break barriers. On behalf of all the women who’ve broken down barriers for others, and with an eye toward the barriers still ahead, I proudly place Hillary Clinton’s name in nomination to be the next president.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s main opponent, declared his support for Clinton saying: “I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States.”
Many of the people who attended the convention believe that Clinton’s nomination is a breakthrough and it will encourage more young women to pursue a career in public office.
Singer and songwriter Carole King declared “It is amazing. After this, it won’t be a big deal. Of course a woman can be nominated. Of course a woman can be president. I always thought of men as presidents and presidents as men. I was raised in a generation that thought that. And now that’s changed.”
A lot of Democratic stars have spoken at the convention, including first lady Michelle Obama, who delivered a speech that is already regarded as one of the most brilliant in recent years. However, Hillary Clinton will not speak at the convention until Thursday, and it is safe to say that this speech is one of the most anticipated ones of her entire career.