Hillary Clinton has made history as the first woman nominated to lead a major party toward the White House.
Clinton put a dramatic cap on the Democratic convention’s second night Tuesday as she was officially nominated. She appeared by video from New York and declared to delegates in Philadelphia, “We just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet.”
Clinton also offered a message to any little girls who might be up late watching, saying, “I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next.”
Clinton’s campaign hopes to use the achievement to bolster her popularity – mindful that while many voters are happy to be nominating a woman, they’re not wild about this particular one. Former President Bill Clinton, a string of celebrities and other speakers will offer prime-time testimonials to her career highlights and advocacy efforts, hoping to soften her image and resistance to her campaign.
Headlining the night was Clinton’s husband and former president Bill Clinton, who pushed back against what he called the Republicans’ “cartoon” version of Hillary. During an expansive and passionate testimonial on his wife, he called her the “best darn change-maker” he’s ever met in his entire life.
U.S. President Barack Obama is set to join his party’s political festivities in Philadelphia Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Obama says experts have attributed the Democratic National Committee email hack to the Russians, and says the FBI continues its investigation.
During an interview with NBC News, Obama said he can’t say what the motives were in leaking thousands of DNC emails.
When asked whether Russia could have leaked the emails to help Republican rival Donald Trump, Obama replied, “Anything’s possible.”