Hillary Clinton Says Her Historic Presidential Nomination ‘Belongs To Generations Of Women’

By Hannah Wise
The Dallas Morning News

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) After Hillary Clinton clinched the democratic nomination Tuesday night she began her rally with a new campaign video titled “History Made,” featuring key moments from women’s U.S. history. It started with the “Declaration of Sentiments” in 1848 and ended with Clinton’s campaign.

The Dallas Morning News

Hillary Clinton declared victory Tuesday night in her battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party.

“Tonight’s victory is not about one person,” Clinton said. “It belongs to generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible.”

Clinton took the stage at an emotional rally in Brooklyn, eight years to the day after she ended her first failed White House run. Even before Tuesday’s primaries, she had secured the delegates needed for the nomination, according to an Associated Press tally, but she added to her totals with victories in New Jersey and several other states.

Her rally began with a new campaign video titled “History Made,” featuring key moments from women’s U.S. history. It started with the “Declaration of Sentiments” in 1848 and ended with Clinton’s campaign.

Notable for Texans, the Clinton campaign included both former Gov. Ann Richard’s famous quote from the 1988 Democratic National Convention:

“After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.”

As well as footage from Wendy Davis’ filibuster on the floor of the Texas Senate in 2013.

People on Twitter were quick to note the historic nature of Clinton’s nomination in the most 2016 ways possible — emojis, GIFs and memes.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s only remaining rival, has insisted he still has a narrow path to the nomination. But, Clinton made a direct appeal to his supporters, recalling the raw emotions of her own supporters when she lost to Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary.

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