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article imageKey quotes from the Democratic party convention, day 2

By AFP     Jul 27, 2016 in World

On day two of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton made history as the first woman to run for president for a major US political party.

Former president Bill Clinton made a deeply personal pitch to voters to support his wife in her November 8 showdown with Republican Donald Trump.

And the nominee delivered a message via video link at night's end.

Here are some key quotes from the event's second day:

Moving forward

"This woman has never been satisfied with the status quo in anything. She always wants to move the ball forward. That is just who she is."

-- former president Bill Clinton

The real one

"How does this square with the things that you heard at the Republican Convention? (...) One is real and the other is made up... Earlier today, you nominated the real one."

-- Bill Clinton

No quitters here

"That's why you should elect her, because she'll never quit when the going gets tough. She'll never quit on you."

--Bill Clinton

Show of unity

"I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States."

-- Bernie Sanders, Clinton's defeated rival, speaking at the end of the state-by-state roll call vote on the convention floor

Stronger together

"These are perilous times. We need someone with a strong heart, a deep understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities, and a steady hand. (...) A united Democratic Party will prevail in November."

-- former president Jimmy Carter

This is not a game

"She knows that safeguarding freedom and security is not like hosting a TV reality show."

-- former secretary of state Madeleine Albright

Power of women

"Mr. Trump, come this November, women are going to be a lot more than an inconvenience. Women are going to be the reason you're not elected president."

-- Cecile Richards, the head of women's health care provider Planned Parenthood

Can't afford hate

"Donald's not making America great again. He's making America hate again. And the vast majority of us cannot afford to see his vision of America come to be."

-- "Ugly Betty" actress America Ferrera, whose parents came to the United States from Honduras.

Remember the children

"This isn't about being politically correct. This is about saving our children. That's why we're here tonight with Hillary Clinton (...) In memory of our children, we are imploring you, all of you, to vote this Election Day."

-- Sybrina Fulton, the mother of unarmed black Florida teen Trayvon Martin, who was shot dead in 2012 by a volunteer neighborhood watchman. Fulton joined other mothers whose children died in high-profile incidents on the convention stage.

Glass ceiling broken

"What an incredible honor that you have given me. And I can't believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet."

-- Hillary Clinton

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