Day 2 in Philly
"Vermont ends it all," realizes The Atlantic's Nora Kelly, describing how the Green Mountain State's delegate today played a role in sealing Hillary Clinton's nomination with these words: “Vermont casts our votes: 22 votes for our beloved Senator Sanders and four for the next president, Hillary Clinton.” Moments later, Bernie Sanders himself addressed the convention, saying, “I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States.” At Politico ,M. Scott Mahaskey observes, "With a gentle kiss, the @BernieSanders drive to the #WhiteHouse is officially over in #DemsInPhilly."
It didn't help keep the Bernie-or-Busters in the house, however, as the Bernie delegates promptly orchestrated a walkout via a method not unlike "playing telephone." "Tried to talk to a Sanders supporter she said "We are here because you wouldn't listen to us, and now we're not talking, no ma'am," NYT's Sandra E. Garcia reports. But whatever melodrama that caused was then forced to compete with tonight's blockbuster speech by Bill Clinton, who did his best to humanize his wife by recalling how they first crossed paths: "In the spring of 1971, I met a girl." President Clinton also called Hillary "the best darn change-maker I have ever met in my life." Here's some more of the most quotable soundbites of the night. In another memorable moment, Hillary herself made a special video appearance directed at young girls watching, stating, "I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next." Stay tuned for tomorrow's takes on that.