So this happened last night.
And damn if I didn’t tear up a little when she talked about some little girl out there right now who could grow up to be president.
Hillary Clinton is now the official nominee of the Democratic Party and the first woman to ever take that role for a major party.
The roll call vote of the delegates brought us this moment from Arizona, when a 102-year-old woman, born before women had the right to vote, put her support behind Clinton.
The fractiousness of the first day was largely quieted inside the convention hall on Tuesday, though a few hundred Sanders delegates walked out of the convention and occupied the media tent after the nomination was made official.
Colorado State Rep. Joe Salazar, an ardent supporter of Sanders who indulged in some boos on Monday, came around, the Denver Post reports, and pled with other delegates to do the same.
“As bitter as it might be for some of you — and it is bitter for me, too — I’m going to ask you to switch gears,” said Salazar, noting Sanders’ vocal endorsement of Clinton the night before. “As much as it’s going to hurt to do this, we have to.”
On the streets of Philadelphia, protestors protested. Inside the convention, the Mothers of the Movement said Clinton was “a leader and a mother who will say our children’s names.”
Former President Bill Clinton paid homage to the wife who sacrificed A LOT to be married to him even as their political partnership helped bring her to this moment.
It was long, too long for some. A few people on Twitter called it, endearingly I think, the “love filibuster.”
It was classic Bill Clinton, the ability to hold forth on complex policy issues while keeping his audience hanging on every word, but this time it was interwoven with the story of their courtship and marriage, their journey as parents. He seemed to grow younger himself as he spoke.
The work of the convention is largely behind it. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are scheduled to speak tonight.
Clinton will address the convention and the country on Thursday, but not before we hear from Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has a prime time speaking position, and state House Majority Leader Crisanta Duran.
And then it’s off to the races.