Hillary Clinton Thursday night will be the first woman to accept the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party, capping a historic week in which Democratic leaders made the case that she is the best person to serve as president.
Clinton’s acceptance comes after President Barack Obama on Wednesday painted a resoundingly optimistic picture of the country and said he was passing the baton of leadership to Clinton. Obama also went after GOP nominee Donald Trump, portraying him as uninterested in facts and insulated by a lifetime of not caring about poor people.
In her speech, Clinton will say the U.S. faces a “moment of reckoning.”
“Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart,” she says in excerpts of her speech released by her campaign. “Bonds of trust and respect are fraying.  And just as with our founders there are no guarantees. It’s truly is up to us. We have to decide whether we’re going to work together so we can all rise together.” 

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