By Ruth Balser
Hillary Clinton was extraordinary tonight! The acknowledgement of the anniversary of women's suffrage heightened the experience of this historic candidacy. But no campaign is ever about one individual.
Senator Clinton made it clear this was never about her, but our goals for America. It was also about the possibility for many of us to live to see the first woman president. As part of the sisterhood of traveling pantsuits, I am proud to have campaigned and to have participated in so many victories. That America recognized the possibility of a woman as commander in chief, that a woman won elections in state after state...... Senator Clinton has paved the way for women to have, as Speaker Pelosi put it several times this week, a seat at the table.
It took us from 1848 in Seneca Falls to 1920 for women to win the right to vote. It will take longer for us to elect a female President. But Hillary Clinton has stood on the shoulders of women like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and others will stand on her shoulders.
The nation saw an extraordinary stateswoman tonight. It was a deeply emotional experience for me to have been part of this campaign, and to be here tonight to witness an important chapter in American history.