During Hillary Clinton's failed bid for president in 2008, she essentially ran as "one of the boys" in that her gender was not made an issue at all. In fact, perhaps the only time she alluded to it was in her concession speech to then-Sen. Barack Obama, who won the Democratic nomination.
"I ran as a daughter who benefited from opportunities that my mother never dreamed of. I ran as a mother who worries about her daughter's future," Clinton said. "Although we weren't able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling, thanks to you it's got about 18 million cracks in it and the light is shining through like never before."
Eight years later and Clinton is poised to completely shatter that very ceiling. With slightly more than a week until election day, most polls put Clinton ahead of Trump by not un-significant margins. The New York Times predicted that she has a staggering 91 percent chance of winning.
On Wednesday, Politico reported that Clinton's election night party will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, New York.
Across the East River from her campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, the location is fitting for proximity, but even more so for its symbolism — because after making gender a central issue in this campaign, she will be celebrating her likely win literally under a massive glass ceiling.
How very appropriate.
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