Video: Local Political Leaders React to a Historic Nomination

by Victoria Bailey

STARKVILLE, Miss.(WCBI)—Hilary Clinton is Officially the Democratic nominee for president of the United States.

This historic moment IS BEING felt all over the country.

This country we have 12 women attempt to be the first female president.

One of which ran before women had the right to vote. This nomination is not only history making it sends a message to women all across the country.

Starkville Alderman Lisa Wynn says,”Last night our nation witnessed history.”

The biggest crack in the glass ceiling was made last night for women on both sides of the political aisle.

Hilary Clinton, a women, will appear on the Democratic ticket for the president of the United States

Okonola Mayor Louise Cole says,”I grew up with strong family a strong community who encouraged us to work hard. You can be what you wanna be. We knew deep down you probably weren’t going to become president.  And Hilary Clinton has changed that for little girls across this nation.”

Women in leadership roles in the golden triangle say they are inspired. 96 years after women gain the right to vote… a women could become the next president of the United States. Mayor Louise Cole of Okolona says she hopes this nomination will encourage the future generations.

Cole Says.”I think when I look at my grand daughter. When i look at the young children the young girls here in Okolona who are very smart, very talented they can actually believe what they say. And that is I can be anything that I want to be including president.”

Though Hilary Clinton could be the 44th president Starkville Aldermen Wynn says this historic moment should cloud the country’s judgement of the actual person on the ballot.

Wynn says,” and as voters we need to be prepared to know not necessarily look at the gender of someone but explore all of the issues that can effect our nation, community our family, that’s very important.And at the end of the day we have to ask ourselves which candidate do we want to hold the nuclear codes to the united states.

Last night was a historic time for the democratic party, women and the Country as a whole but Superviser Bricklee Miller Says this did not happen over night.

Supervisor Bricklee Miller says, “generations umm prior to this you know have.. of women an men have broke down barriers for us to get to that point. We don’t need to forget the past so we can appreciate the future.”

The presidential Election will be November 8th. Where Hilary, if nominated will be the 44th president of the United States…

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