8/26/2008

Women's Equality Day

August 26, 1920 the 19th Amendment - giving women the right to vote - was passed. A struggle that began in 1848 finally ended in success.

Tonight on the 88th anniversary of that landmark day Hilary Clinton addresses the Democratic Convention - asking the 18 million women and men who voted for her during the long primary battle - to stand behind Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee for President of the US.

Someday this will be a history lesson - the first woman to win more than one primary - she won 23 - throwing her support behind Barack Obama - the first African American to win a nomination and run for president.

I admit that I am sorry not to see a woman at the top of the ticket in my lifetime - but I will take myself to the polls in November and be grateful to all the women who fought for 72 years so that I could cast my vote for Barack Obama.

Thanks to all of them I will be able to put in my mark to make history.

And, What about Hilary Clinton's speech tonight? I agree with CNN commentator, James Carville - "first class job - a homerun."