Democratic National Convention: Hillary Clinton Officially Declared As Presidential Nominee
On the second evening of the Democratic National Convention, the Democratic party made history by officially naming former secretary of state and former first lady Hillary Clinton as its presidential nominee.Advertisement
It has been over nine years since Clinton announced that she wanted to run for president. Today, she is done waiting, with the help of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders himself, a man Clinton had to go up against before getting the nomination.
Following the Vermont delegation being announced, Sanders proclaimed, “I move that all votes cast by delegates be reflected in the official record, and I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States.”
Meanwhile, Representative John Lewis had the privilege of seconding Clinton’s nomination. And as he did, Lewis remarked, “She’ll be ready on day one to be president of the United States. I look forward to the day when I say, ‘Madam President.’”
According to a report from NBC News, Clinton had managed to secure over 380 pledged delegates more than Sanders in order to secure the nomination. She has also achieved approximately 55 percent of the total primary votes that had been cast.
When she took to the stage, First Lady Michelle Obama said there is no one she trust more than Clinton to becomes the next commander in chief. She referred to her as the “only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be President of the United States.”
In her speech, she took the time to talk about Clinton’s work in helping kids with disabilities when she was still a young lawyer. At the same time, she pointed out how Clinton “did not pack up and go home” the moment she lost the presidential nomination to her husband, President Barack Obama, several years ago.
As for Clinton herself, she summed up the moment in one word, “History.”