Henry Butler’s View From The DNC Floor – Day Two

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Day two of the Democratic National Convention was a history making night. For the first time, a major American-political party nominated a woman as its candidate for the presidency of the United States.

As Governor Cuomo prepared to read the roll call for New York, you could feel a sense of excitement amongst the delegates in anticipation of this historical moment.

VIDA President Henry Bulter and East Flatbush Assemblyman Nick Perry make national TV at the convention.
VIDA President Henry Bulter and East Flatbush Assemblyman Nick Perry make national TV at the convention.

The last roll call was from the state of Vermont. Senator Sanders brought the roll call to a dramatic conclusion, when he moved that “Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States.” The arena erupted in jubilation as Senator Sanders concluded his motion.

As excited as the Hillary supporters were, you could see an equal level of disappointment amongst Senator Sanders supporters.  Tears of frustration streamed down some of their faces, and a good number walked out of the convention in protest. Only time will tell if Senator Sanders supporters will come around to accepting Secretary Clinton as the Democratic Party nominee.

Although there were several great moments during the course of the night, being one of the delegates to play a roll in nominating Secretary Clinton was the most memorable. In the words of Secretary Clinton, “We have come one step closer to breaking the ultimate glass ceiling.”

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