It’s official! Hillary Clinton is the first-ever female presidential candidate of a major political party. The Democratic Party’s delegates cemented their choice on July 26, nominating Hillary to face Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election!
Congratulations to Hillary Clinton, 68. After a hard-fought battle with Bernie Sanders, 74, she was named the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nominee following a roll call at the national convention. When the numbers were finally added up, Hillary was no longer the presumptive nominee. She was officially the Dems’ pick to fight Donald Trump, 70, for the White House!
The roll call was off to a loud start, as two names were submitted to the nomination process. Bernie and Hillary were allowed to have someone present a nomination speech on their behalf. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, 35, of Hawaii, spoke for Bernie and his compassion, saying his “movement is fueled by love [and] it can never be stopped or defeated.” After she nominated Bernie, IBEW union leader Paul Feeney and delegate Shyla Nelson came out to enthusiastically second the nomination.
It was then Hillary’s turn, as Senator Barbara Mikulski, 80, came out to nominate the former Secretary of State. Barbara reminded voters how Hillary will shatter the glass ceiling at the White House. “On behalf of all the women who’ve broken down barriers for others, and with an eye toward the barriers still ahead, I proudly place Hillary Clinton’s name in nomination to be the next President of the United States of America.”
After such a closing statement, how could Civil Rights icon, Sen. John Lewis, 76, not second the nomination? After that, every state read off how it would pledge their delegates. By the time they got to South Dakota, Hillary had won enough to score the nod.
Though the results were known ahead of time, Bernie’s supporters fought until the bitter end, even though Bernie has long since sided with Hillary. The Vermont senator not only said that he would vote for her, but he also endorsed her to be the next president. Even when Bernie spoke during the first night of the DNC, he doubled down on his approval, stressing how important it is to him that Hillary defeats Trump in November. Despite all this, some of Bernie’s loudest supporters still refuse to back Hillary, something that has some rolling their eyes.
“To the ‘Bernie or Busy people,’ you’re being ridiculous,” Sarah Silverman, 45, said during the first night of the DNC. Sarah had been behind Bernie from the beginning, but after she expressed how she was now supporting Hillary, the Bernie Bros started to boo! “I will vote for Hillary with gusto, as I continue to be inspired by the action set forth by Bernie Sanders and his message,” she said. Hopefully, the rest of the Berners won’t let Bernie down and back Hillary.
What do you think about Hillary Clinton officially scoring the Democratic Party’s nomination, HollywoodLifers?