From The Associated Press:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It’s her party now.
Democrats’ historic handoff to Hillary Clinton has arrived with affection from one ex-president and an endorsement from an outgoing one. But it’s also come with a warning: That last glass ceiling isn’t shattered yet and Republican Donald Trump is a formidable foe.
Clinton formally captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday night and declared the barrier keeping women from the presidency nearly broken. Her husband, Bill Clinton, closed the historic night with an expansive and passionate testimonial, offering a deeply personal – though scandal-free – account of their relationship.
It also was a policy-driven ode to the “best darn change-maker I have ever met.”
On Wednesday night, President Barack Obama will make his case for electing the former first lady, senator and secretary of state as the first woman to occupy the Oval Office. But he will also tell Democrats to get serious.
“Anything is possible,” Obama said, of potential for America electing GOP nominee Trump, in an interview aired Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show.” Democrats shouldn’t take anything for granted, he said.
“Anybody who goes into campaigns not running scared can end up losing.”
In a nod to the past and possible future, Vice President Joe Biden, who seriously considered another run for president challenging Clinton, will deliver his prime-time valedictory. Clinton’s running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, gets his turn in the spotlight.
Hillary Clinton was affirmed as the party’s nominee Tuesday night at a convention that appeared to be finding its stride after a disruptive opening at the hands of distraught …