Instead of doing Questions of the Day during the conventions, I'm going to be posting Convention Threads, since the big speeches happen in the evenings, and I thought we might all want a place to discuss.
Here is the schedule of speakers for this evening.
Y'all, when I started blogging 12 years ago, I honestly didn't think I'd see this day in my lifetime. I had the same thought in 2008. To have gotten to see these two historic nominations back-to-back is overwhelming. I have cried my head dry.
I can't quite put into words what it feels like to have spent so much of the last ten years researching and writing about Hillary Clinton—first, just as her defender against misogyny; then as her hesitant admirer; then as her ardent supporter—and to now sit in this moment, celebrating the history she has made.
I have spent a lot of time with her, although we've never met. I have burdened myself with the task of being her champion, and I have burdened her with the task of being mine.
And I have never been disappointed.
This is an incredible moment. This entire convention has been incredible for me. Just having the opportunity to watch so many people speak positively about a woman is rare, no less the opportunity to watch them speak about a woman who may be our next president.
Hillary Clinton is officially the nominee. And I am officially overwhelmed.
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Among tonight's speakers is former President Bill Clinton. There have been former presidents who spoke in support of a presidential nominee before, and spouses who spoke in support of a presidential nominee before, but tonight, in another historical first, a former president who is also a spouse will speak in support of a presidential nominee. Whoa.