In history making speech, Clinton describes her vision for America's future


Hillary Clinton is officially the first woman in U.S. history to be a major party's nomination for president.

The historic moment happened Thursday night when the Democrat formally accepted the nomination, declaring: "... When any barrier falls in America, for anyone, it clears the way for everyone. When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit."

"A country where all our children can dream, and those dreams are within reach. Where families are strong, communities are safe, and yes, love trumps hate," Clinton said in her nearly hour-long speech (watch it above or read a transcript here).

"That's the country we're fighting for. That's the future we're working toward," she continued.

Clinton outlined her vision for America and why she believes she's the clear choice for president, challenging Republican Donald Trump's temperament, experience and ability to lead and unify the country, CNN says. (For a fact check on the speech, check out this NPR News story.)

"Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis," Clinton said. "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons."

FOX News reports Clinton's "blistering attack" on Trump has "set the tone for what promises to be a bruising three-month campaign."

In an analysis of Clinton's speech, Politico says the Democrat seemed to say "take me or leave me," noting the presidency may "come down to how the voters answer that challenge."

The real race begins

Now that the conventions are over, the real race for president begins. In the next three months, Clinton and Trump will work to convince undecided voters why they are the best person to lead the country.

Both candidates are also struggling with party unity in wake of the nominations.

At the Republican convention, Ted Cruz wouldn't endorse Trump, and at the Democratic convention Bernie Sanders supporters booed the Vermont senator when he urged them to support their party's nomination.

And for how this presidential race could affect races here in Minnesota, check out this MPR News story.

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