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Hillary Clinton and the Dream No Longer Deferred
Presumptive Democratic nominee finally crashes through the glass ceiling

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during an organizing event, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Burlington, Iowa. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Even Hillary Clinton may not know when the dream — her personal dream — was born.  

It may have been at Wellesley, nearly half a century ago. As the first student commencement speaker in the history of the women's college, Hillary Rodham began in an earnest, slightly nervous voice, "I find myself in a familiar position — that of reacting, something our generation has been doing for quite a while. We are not in the position yet of leadership and power."