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History In The Making: Hillary Clinton Accepts Democratic Presidential Nomination

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm delivered an address at the Democratic National Convention that touted Hillary Clinton's commitment to building an economy that leaves no American behind.

In a fiery, passionate and at times funny speech, Granholm made clear that unlike Donald Trump, Clinton has actual detailed plans to create good-paying American jobs, protect our children's health and build the economy of the future.

In a moment paying homage to the Carly Simon song, "You're So Vain," Granholm declared, "Donald, Donald you're so vain, you probably think this speech is about you. Don't you now!"

Just before 11 p.m. Thursday, Hillary Clinton made history as the first woman to accept a nomination for president - in either party -- before a packed Democratic National Convention audience.

Clinton checked off one policy difference after another with Republican rival Trump. Promising to appoint Supreme Court justices "who will get money out of politics" and expand voting rights, "not restrict them."

Clinton called for a constitutional amendment to overturn the high court's 2010 Citizens United ruling that's especially unpopular among Democrats.

The Democratic nominee vowed to fight to overhaul the immigration system.

During her acceptance speech she voiced support for raising the minimum wage, expanding health insurance and ensuring women are paid the same as men.

Clinton spoke about issues on which she's moved closer to primary rival Bernie Sanders. They include support for companies sharing more profits with workers and opposition to what she called "unfair trade deals."

John Austin, president of the Michigan State Board of Education, telling WWJ that "this has been the craziest election year anybody has seen, and no conventional predictions have held this year ... the kind of convention we had versus the hate and spite that was in Cleveland with the Republicans -- this convention got on a good path," to move the party forward in November.

"Bringing people together to solve problems in a positive way -- which is what American is all about," said Austin, "not dividing people from each other - which is clearly what we saw in Cleveland."

A major hurdle for the Democrats -- overcoming a controversial start to the convention - and dealing with the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz over the leaked emails scandal -- Austin says Trumps readiness to align with Russian leader Vladimir Putin is dangerous.

"The Wasserman beginning was overshadowed by the fact it may have been the Russians who Trump admires doing this -- which shows a very dangerous approach to the world on Donald Trump."

"I have a lot of trust in the American people," said Austin, "when they tune in and real things are at stake and they are not just watching a show - and amusing themselves - they take pretty seriously what is at stake in a big election, particularly in presidents and they usually choose wisely.

"It is historic and amazing that America is going to have, I think, their first female president -- just as it was amazing and historic that an African American was elected president of the United States. Both women and minorities, in different ways, have faced years of second-class treatment and different forms of discrimination."

Clinton told a crowd of around 20,000 she accepts the Democratic presidential nomination with "humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's promise."


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