Hillary marks a new threshold in history by winning the nomination: she is the first woman candidate to the White House. Around 6.30 p.m. in Philadelphia, in the place where the the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the former First Lady has received on the floor of the Democratic convention the votes that enabled her to exceed the threshold of 2,383 delegates needed to get this position. The State that made the difference was South Dakota. It took more than two centuries of history to see a female candidate to the White House, but to complete this endevor, Clinton still has to outdo Trump in November.
The convention opened with the protests of Bernie’s supporters, who whistled every time they heard the name Clinton. Then, the speeches held by first lady Michelle Obama and by Senator Warren have created an atmosphere of unity under the slogan “All united against Trump”. The turning point during the procedure of the roll call, when the counting had almost finished – was when her former rival, Sanders, when it came to his state (Vermont) and Clinton had already exceeded the minimum of 2,382 delegates needed to win – surprised everyone by refusing to terminate the proceedings and asking for a voice vote for Hillary.
Another highly awaited intervention was that of Bill, former president and possible first “First Gentleman” in the White House. The former president did not want to cause confusion, taking a clear position on the political arena, as he likes to do, and did not want to overshadow his wife or cause confusion about who was really going to rule at the White House. He spoke only of his wife. “She is a game changer, she changes things, she always does so, she has always done so and will always continue to do so, she has proved it many times during her career – he described her -. That is why the Republicans fear her, a game changer may turn towards those who need help instead of the wealthy.”
Then the final surprise: while all American presidents appeared in chronological order on the screen, when it came to Obama, a broken-glass effect introduced Hillary’s live apparition – from Brooklyn -, in a gaudy red dress. Addressing the delirious audience, she said: “I thank you all for the honor you have done me and to all the girls who are watching us today I say: one day it will be up to you. Thank you”.