Bill Clinton Got Emotional As Hillary Made History
On Thursday night, the Democratic National Convention came to a close as the party's official nominee, Hillary Clinton, prepared to take the stage. Clinton was introduced by her daughter, Chelsea, who was then followed by a moving short film about the candidate's work that brought many to tears. As Clinton took the stage to deliver her speech, her husband, Bill Clinton, was crying for his wife's successful bid for the nomination and ongoing journey to the White House.
The short film was meant to share a glimpse of who Clinton really is outside of her role in the political sphere. Chelsea spoke to that as well, offering perhaps a warmer narrative of the strong female leader we have come to know. She shared various stories about Hillary Clinton as her mother, not as the former secretary of state, and an idea of her character as a person.
She shared, "I loved that my parents expected me to have opinions, and to be able to back them up with facts. I never once doubted that my parents cared about my thoughts and my ideas, and I always, always knew how deeply they loved me. That feeling of being valued and loved, that's what my mom wants for every child. It is the calling of her life."
Former President Bill was clearly very moved by his daughter's words, and likely very proud of his wife's accomplishments.
After initially setting out eight years earlier to run for president of the United States, rather than giving up, Clinton stands at the DNC on Thursday night as the first female in U.S. history to formally accept the nomination to be on the presidential ballot for a major party. Bill was visibly emotional over both his daughter's speech and his wife's nomination.
During her acceptance speech, Clinton assured convention attendees (and those viewing from home) that she would not only unite the Democratic Party, but that she also fully intended to unite Americans no matter their political party and represent everyone if given the opportunity.