Let there be no doubt about it – what Hillary Clinton achieved recently in becoming the Democratic nominee for president (barring any last minute events altering her status), is as big a story in human development and American progress as we’re likely to encounter.
For the first time in 228 years, a woman might just be elected President of the United States.
That Clinton remains standing and remains strong and assertive with major backing among women, blacks and Latinos and the influential power brokers who run the party after all these years is testament to her skills and fortitude as a politician in a political world dominated by men.
Whether or not you support Clinton, she has shown the kind of steel-fisted resolve to become the leader of her party during this election year when everything about our system of government appears to be up for grabs.
Senator Bernie Sanders will exact a pound of flesh from her but in the end, which is the current phase of the campaign, he will wield considerable influence over her platform and her campaign.
Clinton has been criticized by Republican nominee Donald Trump as unable to keep up with the fast pace the presidency requires.
To most of us who watch her running her campaign there is little doubt she moves around with ease and plays hard every day at the age of 69.
She can be defeated, but the one who seems to lack the staying power in this campaign – forget about the spark to handle the job of being president – is Donald Trump.