MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — She calls it the biggest crack in the glass ceiling yet. Hillary Clinton is now the first woman ever nominated by a major political party.
“If there are any girls out there that stayed up late just to watch, let me just say — I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next,” Clinton told the convention crowd live via satellite video.READ MORE: Hopkins Police Investigating Homicide At Apartment Building
On Wednesday night, we’ll hear from her running mate, Tim Kaine and the man whose job she wants — President Barack Obama.
Last night, former President Bill Clinton spoke about his wife, striking a more personal tone about the arc of their relationship and her professional résumé.
It’s 16 years after Bill Clinton left office, and he’s still among the most popular politicians in America. President Obama famously called Clinton his “Secretary of Explaining Things.”
On Tuesday night he explained to American voters why his wife should be President, despite all of the bad stuff they heard about Hillary at the Republican convention last week.READ MORE: Mass Casualty Simulation Helps Nat'l Guard, Children's Minnesota Practice Treating Kids
“How does this square with the things that you heard at the RNC?” he asked the crowd. “What’s the difference in what I told you and what they said? You can’t square it – one is real, the other is made up.”
Clinton used his convention address to make a case that Hillary Clinton is the real “change” candidate, and not Donald Trump, even though she’s been in public life for the last 40 years. That’s a tough, counter-intuitive case to make.
The reaction to Clinton didn’t last long, after Donald Trump did what he does best — took over the news cycle. He called on Russian government hackers to find the emails that were deleted from Hillary Clinton’s private server.
The offhand remarks by Trump caused quite a bit of political clucking the next day, completely overshadowing Bill Clinton’s speech. Trump’s campaign quickly began the process of walking back those remarks, with a statement from his running mate, Gov. Mike Pence, attempting to clarify.
Trump has what appears to be a clear strategy to be a big part of the Democratic Convention proceedings in a way Democrats last week were not part of the Republican convention.MORE NEWS: Amid Missionary Hostage Crisis, Minnesotan From Port-Au-Prince Wishes 'Haiti Would Get The Help They Need'
On Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine will take the stage, followed by Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama.