Many little girls came out to see the first woman nominee for president on Friday.
Following the Democratic National Convention, which took place in Philadelphia from Monday through Thursday, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) held a rally Friday afternoon at Temple University’s McGonigle Hall. The packed athletic facility was speckled with colorful tees, American flags and bright blue signs with the words “Stronger Together.”
Christie Comerford of Mount Royal, N.J. brought her two young daughters in patriotic apparel to see Clinton speak. She said her 8-year-old, Callie, was enraptured by Chelsea Clinton’s speech about her mom Thursday night and felt like they needed to see the action up close.
“My daughter, now that she’s starting to see democracy in action, she’s getting a little older, and the idea that a woman has never been president has been confusing to her,” Christie said. “And so when you explain to her that this is the first in our history, then I think it’s important that she live the history too. Or ‘herstory,’ as some people have been calling it.”
Callie said what she liked best about Chelsea Clinton’s speech was, “that she hugged her mother and talked about her mother. And I said that if [my] mom tries to become president, I’ll do that to her. And she said no, I [will] become president.”