Clinton becomes first woman to lead Democrats toward White House
PHILADELPHIA — On a night awash in history, Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House, breaking through a barrier that painfully eluded her eight years ago.
She put an electrifying cap on the Democratic convention’s second night, Tuesday July 26, appearing by video from New York and declaring to cheering delegates, “We just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet.”
Minutes earlier, former President Bill Clinton took on the role of devoted political spouse, declaring his wife an impassioned “change-maker” as he served as character witness. He traced their more than 40-year political and personal partnership in deep detail.
“She has been around a long time,” he acknowledged. Casting her experience as an attribute, he added, “She’s been worth every single year she’s put into making people’s lives better.”