Congratulations to Hillary Clinton! The former Secretary of State has officially become the presumptive democratic nominee for president after nabbing the required number of delegates during the June 7 primaries!
Less than 100 years after women gained the constitutional right to vote in the United States, Hillary Clinton, 68, has become the first female presumptive nominee for president. After achieving major victories in the six June 7 primaries, Hillary is now considered the likely nominee for the democratic party. What an accomplishment!
Hillary gave a stunning speech at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on June 7, while she was still in the middle of finding out which states she had won on primary night. But she was confident enough, after taking the majority of the delegates, to declare that she had become the presumptive nominee; she spoke passionately to the crowd about her broken glass ceiling, and the debt she owes to the suffragettes who came before her for her political success.
“Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone. For the first time in the nation’s history that a woman will be a major party’s nominee,” Hillary told the cheering crowd. “It started right here in New York, in a place called Seneca Falls, when a small but determined group of women and men came together to fight for the rights of women.” It was an incredibly emotional moment, as the gravity of her nomination sunk in. Hillary is the first woman to get a major party nomination in the United States, just 96 years after dedicated suffragettes helped ratify the 19th amendment of the Constitution.
Apologies to Bernie Sanders, 74. The Vermont senator has put up a valiant fight, and started a political movement, but Hillary has acquired the presumptive nomination. Mathematically, Hillary is the democratic nominee for president, having gained far more than the 2383 delegates necessary to win.
Take note that this does not mean Hillary has the nomination just yet, but she may as well! The former senator and secretary of state needs to be officially nominated at the Democratic National Convention in July. Additionally, her hundreds of super delegates have to cast their votes and officially align with her. After that, it’s over and done, and we could very likely see her facing off against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, 69, come July when he likely gets the nomination as well.
We’re dying to see the Hillary-Donald debates begin, because you know that she’s not going to go soft on him — no matter how much he thinks calling her “Crooked Hillary” hurts. She’s going to annihilate him! It’s also going to be thrilling seeing who she winds up picking to be her running mate. She did promise the job to Ellen DeGeneres on her show, but we have a feeling that was a bit of a joke.
HollywoodLifers, are you excited that Hillary is the presumptive democratic nominee? Tell us in the comments!