Clinton makes history as first female presidential nominee

“We just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet.” โ€” Hillary Clinton

“The Democratic National Convention made history Tuesday evening: Amid applause, shouts, cheers and in some cases tears, the delegates on the floor of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia nominated Hillary Clinton for president of the United States,” as NPR reported.

“Clinton is now the first female presidential candidate of a major American party.

“It is a historic moment 150 years in the making, starting when suffragettes demanded the right to vote and Victoria Claflin Woodhull became the first woman to run for president in the United States in 1872.”

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

5 thoughts on “Clinton makes history as first female presidential nominee”

  1. A woman at the top of the ticket in 2016, so what, what is the big deal? But wait, just in my lifetime of 59 years, and thinking back to how the culture treated women and what their rolls were and their identity was back in the 70s and 80s, this is huge. It is a big step forward for women, and long overdue. I hope it really does move forward women’s rights, not just because it’s fair and right, but more importantly, the survival of humanity needs women to step up and be leaders.

    1. I remember the 70’s & 80’s with that treatment but I let it roll since I did my own thing anyway and didn’t let them stop me.

  2. Well said. Poor local clowns like Don Bessee mock her as “Madame Pantsuit.” But she’s going to be our next President.

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