For those of you who were lucky enough to be dancing with all the single ladies at a Beyoncé concert this week, you may not have realized that Hillary Clinton did something a little momentous herself; she became the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party. Wasn’t she already the presumptive nominee you may ask? Yes technically, thanks to those shady super delegates, but California and some other states on Tuesday helped Clinton get over the magic line with pledged delegates and now she’s really, legitimately, certifiably The Chosen One. Meaning she’s the first female presidential candidate for a major party, and on her way to being potentially the first female president of the United States. Now considering the fact that more than 20 other countries currently have an elected female head of state or head of government (think Germany, Denmark, Argentina, Brazil, Bangladesh and South Korea), the US is coming late to the party, but hey, better late than never right?
Still this is a big deal since statistically women are still highly under-represented in leadership circles, so in terms of symbolism Clinton’s achievement shouldn’t be viewed as anything other than an epic shattering of a super thick glass ceiling and a giant step forward for equal rights in America. So what’s her focus now? Become more likeable while still looking Commander-in-Chiefy. She needs to overcome a high unpopularity rating, a combative and unpredictable opponent, sexism in the media and in politics, and a sorely divided Democratic Party and country. Easy as pie.
So what about Bernie Sanders? Well, he hasn’t berned out entirely since he’s still in the race and wants to continue on to the Democratic Convention. His thinking is apparently along the lines of, we’d have gotten away with the nomination if it weren’t for those pesky super delegates! And his plan is to convince them to abandon Clinton at the convention, even after Obama gave his long-awaited endorsement to Clinton. Apparently denial isn’t just a river in Egypt. But you should definitely stay tuned for the showdown of the season, because Clinton vs Trump promises to be a showdown like none other.
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