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Clinton Celebrates Breaking Glass Ceiling in First DNC Address


"What an incredible honor that you have given me."

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PHILADELPHIA — After clinching the Democratic presidential nomination and becoming the first woman candidate of a major party, Hillary Clinton celebrated cracking the glass ceiling in a short video message to the Democratic National Convention.

The video began with a montage of past U.S. presidents — all male — before the screen shattered to reveal the former secretary of state.

"What an incredible honor that you have given me, and I can't believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet," Clinton said. "This is really your victory; this is really your night."

But while the video message was short, Clinton made sure to include some a handful of others who might appreciate the historical significance of her nomination — young girls.

"If there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say — I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next," Clinton said.

Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, also spoke Tuesday night from Wells Fargo Center in south Philadelphia, during which he sought to humanize his wife as he told the story of how the pair met and fell in love. Bill Clinton also called his wife the "best darn change-maker" as he advocated on her behalf.

"Hillary opened my eyes to a whole new world of public service by private citizens," the 42nd president said.

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