Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major US political party in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who as the first woman to hold that job knows something about breaking the glass ceiling, expressed pleasure that Clinton — who also became a powerful female Secretary of State — made history. But Albright wanted to make an important distinction she hopes won’t get lost on the way to election day. Albright supports Clinton not because she’s a woman, or because she’s the best female candidate. Albright is backing Clinton because she believes she’s the best person, of any gender, for the job.
Albright said Clinton’s being a woman wasn’t a reason to endorse her, telling Katie Couric at Yahoo that she would not, for example, support a Sarah Palin candidacy.
— Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) July 27, 2016