PHILADELPHIA — At the end of a dizzying array of appearances on the second night of the Democratic National Convention here, Hillary Clinton addressed the crowd that officially nominated her earlier in the day, emerging through an image of shattered glass at the end of a slideshow of portraits of the 43 men the United States has elected president.
“Hello, Philadelphia, I am so happy!” Clinton said, appearing live from New York not long after her husband delivered a substantial address touting her commitment. “It’s been a great day and night. What an incredible honor you have given me — and I can’t believe we’ve just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet.”
Clinton, who will appear at the convention in person on its final night, thanked her supporters, saying, “This is really your victory, this is really your night” and echoed a major theme of the evening, in reaching out to the next generation. “If there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say, I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next,” Clinton said.
Her appearance Tuesday capped a string of celebrity, political and personal endorsements and testimonials in a night as tightly produced as a Hollywood awards show, and featuring some of its biggest stars.