Democrat delegates say they're delighted to be a part of U.S. history as Clinton becomes the first major party female presidential contender. Paul Chapman reports.
It's been a long time coming but the nomination of a woman as U.S. presidential contender for a major party has delighted delegates at the Democratic National Convention. Win or lose, Hillary Clinton's nomination for November's presidential election is a first in U.S. history. (SOUNDBITE)(English) JENNIFER WEBB COOK, DELEGATE, SAYING: "To go from an African-American to a female president, that's just...you know, this shows my grand-daughters that they can be president too." (SOUNDBITE)(English) LARRY SABADO, POLITICAL SCIENTIST, SAYING: "Whether you're for or against her you can take a moment and celebrate a woman has been nominated for president for a major party candidate." (SOUNDBITE)(English) DONNA WEST, DELEGATE, SAYING: "I was with Hillary Clinton in 2008 when she ran and of course disappointed but I went to work for President Obama, but have been waiting this whole time for her." Clinton's nomination is a milestone in America's 240-year history. Supporters say her Washington credentials show she has the experience needed for the White House in troubled times. Senator Tim Kaine's the Democratic nominee for vice-president.