Wednesday, July 27, 2016
#DemsinPhilly: Day Two
After an emotional roll call, Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. Senator Bernie Sanders, in a stirring and poignant moment, concluded the roll call by declaring “I move that the convention suspend the procedural rules. I move that all votes, all votes cast by delegates, be reflected in the official record, and I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States.”
What else happened during day two? Here’s a round-up of the news.
On how we arrived at the moment a major party nominated a woman for President….
“At 6:39 p.m., the hall erupted in cheers and joyful tears as South Dakota cast the decisive 15 votes to put Mrs. Clinton over the threshold of 2,382 delegates required to clinch the nomination.”
Democrats make Hillary Clinton a historic nominee, The New York Times
“Since Clinton eventually won the nomination, it’s easy to forget how firm those early predictions where - and how they almost didn’t prove right. Against expectation, the Democratic primary became not just a battle of ideas but an actual contest between two viable candidates.”
On Bill Clinton’s speech….
“Instead of introducing himself and the candidate to the nation, as political spouses often do at conventions, he had to reintroduce her. And in that reintroduction, he seemed to be trying to counter some of the most stubborn attacks on his wife.”
On the theatrics of #RNCinCLE and #DemsinPhilly…
“The Dems arguably had more human firepower, but the Republicans had spectacle. Both parties have different messages, and different visuals.”
On the DNC email hack….
“A cybersecurity firm hired by the DNC concluded the hacking likely was done by Russian intelligence services. The FBI is investigating and officials close to the case say the Russian hackers are the chief suspects in the case, though investigators haven't reached a conclusion. Russia has denied involvement in the hacking.”
Lawmakers raise alarms over DNC hacks, The Wall Street Journal