Sanders delegate sees historic nature of Clinton nomination

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DNC delegates Angelina Hagen and Erin Briggs show signs during President Bill Clinton's speech. - MIKE MADAY
  • Mike Maday
  • DNC delegates Angelina Hagen and Erin Briggs show signs during President Bill Clinton's speech.
The Democratic Party voted Tuesday to nominate the first woman as a major party candidate for president. A historic day.

I was proud to vote for Bernie Sanders when we voted our presidential preference. But I also had to reflect upon the significance of voting in 2008 for the nomination of our first African American president and participating here in the convention that nominated the first woman.

Even if Hillary Clinton doesn’t win in November, she has already changed the way all people, but especially young women and girls, see the world. What the Democratic Party has done with our past two nominees has shown that in America, anyone can grow up to be president and by extension, be anything they want to be and do anything they want to do.

That is a win for everybody.

I’m really looking forward tonight to Barack Obama making his final speech as president to our party on the day 12 years ago he made the address that introduced him to the world and, in lots of ways, changed the world.

I’ll be wearing my "Obama Y’all" button with my Bernie button and looking for a good Hillary button to wear Thursday. I know all my Bernie friends don’t share the sentiment but, like Bernie himself, “I’m With Her” now.

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