Transcript Of Chelsea Clinton's DNC Remarks Show Just How Proud She Is Of Her Mom
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On Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton's presidential
campaign officially ascended into a new, and historic, chapter when she became
the first woman to earn the nomination on a major political party's ticket at the Democratic National Convention. It was a major symbolic feat for women
and girls all across the United States. For the nominee's own daughter, Chelsea, of
course, it was meaningful on a deeply personal level as well — and she had the honor of introducing Clinton before the former Secretary of State formally accepted the nom. A transcript of Chelsea Clinton's DNC remarks show just how proud she is of her mom, and that her accomplishment truly resonates within the Clinton family and far, far beyond.
When she addressed the DNC in Philadelphia via
remote video appearance Tuesday, Clinton stressed the significance of her nomination
from a feminist perspective. "I may become the first woman president, but
one of you is next," she said, speaking directly to young girls watching. And although Chelsea is already a former first daughter from back when her dad, former President Bill Clinton, held the top job, it's clear that having her mother in the White House as Commander-in-Chief would represent the ultimate gender parity.
Bill Clinton gave a poignant, deeply humanizing speech about his wife Tuesday night, telling the crowd in Philadelphia and all American people about how he had to ask her three times to convince her to marry him — and how she's a fierce advocate for children who's "uniquely qualified for the role of president." With Chelsea Clinton, whom America first met as a pre-teen with braces but is now 36 with a daughter (and son!) herself, the DNC has been a true family affair and homecoming for the Clintons.
Just as the theme of the night suggests, the show of familiar support for Clinton really underscores that they truly are "Stronger Together" when it comes to winning nominations — and elections. And now, with Hillary Clinton having "put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet," that's a legacy Chelsea Clinton will certainly pass onto her own daughter, Charlotte, who's almost 2.
Read the full transcript of Chelsea Clinton's remarks below: