Hudson Valley resident Hillary Rodham Clinton, who served as first lady, U.S. senator from New York and secretary of state, officially became the first female major U.S. party’s presidential nomination on Thursday night, delivering her acceptance speech before an enthusiastic crowd in the final night of the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia and millions of viewers online and on television.
"When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit," the Chappaqua resident said, as her husband, former President Bill Clinton, cheered on with their daughter, Chelsea, who introduced her mother's speech.
“Thank you all for that amazing welcome, and thank you Chelsea. I am so proud to be your mother," Hillary Clinton said at the beginning of her speech.
“Bill that conversation we started in the (Yale University) law library 45 years ago, it is still going strong,” she said to her husband. “You know that conversation has lasted thorugh good times that filled us with joy and hard times, and I even got a few words in along the way.”
Hillary Clinton said the presidency requires "smarts, judgment, cool resolve and strategic application of power. That's the type of commander in chief I pledge to be."
Clinton delivered pointed attacks on the temperament of Republican nominee and Bedford estate owner Donald Trump.
"A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons," she said. "Donald Trump can't even handle the rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign...Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis."
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke at the convention earlier in the evening, evoking memories of his father, former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo's keynote address at the 1984 Democratic Convention.
Former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Ret. U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Allen called for the United States to be a force of good for all races, all ethnicities and religions “including our Americans who are our precious Muslims ... all of us together pursing our common values.”
Trump also owns Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley in Stormville andTrump National Westchester in Briarcliff Manor. The Trump name also adorns Trump Tower At City Center in White Plains, Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, Trump Park Residences in Yorktown and the Donald J. TrumpState Park on the Westchester/Putnam border.
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