It was a rowdy scene in Philly as after a Monday that came with bumps; Democrats were ready to celebrate as they made history by nominating Hillary Clinton.
As civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis said as he seconded Hillary Clinton’s nomination:
Tonight we will shatter that glass ceiling again. We’re the party of tomorrow, and we will build a true democracy in America.
I must tell you, I have known Hillary Clinton for many years. She is one of the most qualified candidates to ever run for president. She is a leader, sometimes sailing against the wind to break down the barriers that divide us. She’s smart, just smart. She could have done anything with her life, but she decided long ago she didn’t want to just do well, she wanted to do good. And so she has dedicated her life to public service and building a better America.
On behalf of all the mothers trying to make ends meet and fathers who haven’t seen a pay increase in years; on behalf of all the students, drowning in a sea of debt; on behalf of all who suffer injustice and discrimination because of the color of their skin, who protest for immigrant rights, LGBT rights, voting rights, and more fairness in America; on behalf of all the victims of senseless gun violence, I give you a leader who can unite us as a nation, a leader who can break down barriers and build a better future for every American. She will fight for us all with her heart, soul, and mind.
The roll call vote progressed with no disruption, as the Bernie or Bust crowd, at least what is left of them, took their protests to the streets.
The mood in the hall was jubilant, as Democrats are celebrating history.
Compared to the gloom and doom of Darth Trump and his Republican Death Star that swallowed Cleveland, the Democratic roll call was a joyous occasion. Democrats have embraced the history that they are making. The boos and jeers have been replaced by smiles and cheers as Democrats made history by nominating Hillary Clinton for president.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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