Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic nomination for US president after reaching the required number of delegates, She will become the first female nominee for a major US political party.
Standing with the Vermont delegation Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT., waves after asking that the delegates make Hillary Clinton the unanimous choice for President of the Untied States during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Photo: Mary Altaffer/AP)
There were a few signs of protest from Sanders supporters, but far less than Monday, when they interrupted speakers with boos and chants. A few Sanders delegates walked out ahead of the final roll call, and a delegate held up a sign that said “Rigged,” as Nevada cast its votes.
In nominating speeches, Sanders supporters urged his delegates to keep his movement going. “To my brothers and sisters who have been a part of this historic campaign, I urge you to stay engaged, stay active, stay fired up,” said Paul Feeney, a Sanders supporter who leads the IBEW union in New York. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, who nominated Sanders, said the movement was about “love” and would continue on.
The Clintons would not simply be changing roles if she becomes president and he the supportive spouse. Unlike Mrs. Clinton, who was new to Washington when she became
first lady, Mr. Clinton brings a wealth of political relationships, untold diplomatic experience and vast firsthand knowledge about issues and crises that presidents face. He could easily be deployed to make discreet phone calls to governors, members of Congress and business leaders, or to play a role in negotiations between foreign leaders or in global hot spots.