Hillary Clinton made history on Monday, June 8 earning the nomination as representative of the Democratic Party in the upcoming presidential elections. Almost eight years to the day after suspending her Presidential campaign and giving her support to (then-Senator) Barack Obama, Clinton embraced her moment in history Tuesday becoming the first woman to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party.
Embracing her role in history in a race for the White House, the former first lady, US senator and secretary of state celebrated her victory by thanking her loyal supporters for helping break down barriers that could prevent a woman from becoming president. “Tonight’s victory is not about one person. It belongs to generations of women and men, who struggled and sacrificed to make this possible,” Clinton told her fans during her final primary night speech.
Throughout her second presidential campaign, Mrs. Clinton has drawn on the inspiration of her mother whom – from an early age – taught her daughter to confront bullies and stand up for herself. “She was such a stalwart support in every way, mostly personal, but she would have been excited; she would have been proud,” And as Clinton said in her 1969 Wellesley commencement address concerning women, “We found — as all of us have found — that there was a gap between expectation and realities. But it wasn’t a discouraging gap, and it didn’t turn us into cynical, bitter old women … It just inspired us to do something about the gap.”
Since last April, Clinton has been doing something about that gap. And with this alleged nomination was finally able to break “that highest, hardest glass ceiling.” Bravo woman!