If there’s anyone who knows about shattering political glass ceilings, it’s Nancy Pelosi. The former Speaker of the House appeared at the DNC on July 28, and spoke about all the phenomenal work women have done in the government — especially Hillary Clinton.
Nancy Pelosi, 76, let Hillary Clinton, 68, know that it’s “sisters before misters,” and she has the Democratic nominee’s back when she challenges Donald Trump, 70, in the 2016 Presidential election. Nancy was part of a parade of powerful political women during the final night of the Democratic Nation Convention, who spoke about the great achievements they’ve made in a government that’s mostly male. Nancy, now the House Democratic Leader, gave a thoughtful speech about the impact of electing the first female president (or the alternative):
“We come here conscious that we are approaching a milestone moment in the American journey – the election of the first woman President of the United States,” Nancy said. “Hillary Clinton knows that this moment is not just about one woman’s achievement. It’s about what electing a woman President will mean for achieving the dreams and hopes and aspirations of every woman, every daughter, every son, and every family, all across our land, for generations to come.”
“We know what is on the line in what truly is the most important election of our lifetime: for the future of the Supreme Court, for the fate of a planet imperiled by climate change, for the sake of immigration reform, for the promise of an America that rewards hard work instead of those who exploit America’s workers, for women’s reproductive rights, equal rights, civil rights, and to do what is right for our service members, veterans and military families who have given so much for our country.”
Though Hillary made history by becoming the first woman to ever be nominated by a major American political party, Nancy doesn’t want voters to pick her just because she’s a woman. “And I have always said, in my own rise in the leadership, please don’t ever ask anybody to vote for me because I’m a woman,” she said while speaking with PBS’s Judy Woodruff.
“That happens to be, in my view, an enhancement,” she added. “But, nonetheless, it’s all about who is the best person for the job. Hillary Clinton is the best person for the job.” It seems that the Congresswoman agrees with President Barack Obama’s, 54, statement that Hillary is more qualified than him or Bill Clinton, 69, to run the country.
What do you think about Nancy’s speech at the DNC, HollywoodLifers? Do you think it’ll help Hillary win the election in November?