Local girls believe ‘anything is possible’ as Clinton becomes first female presidential nominee

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reaches for a smartphone for a selfie with a supporter after a campaign rally, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Waterloo, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Hillary Clinton is set to make history when the Democrats vote her as their presidential nominee Tuesday. CBS42 News talked to some young girls at a summer camp to see if the historic decision registers.

The girls at a Homewood summer camp are more concerned with games than politics. They’re only nine and ten years old, but if you ask them whether or not a woman should be president, you get an answer.

“I think that they deserve it and it’s the best thing and they’re nice and I’m proud,” Kyra Sisk said. Most of the girls knew who Hillary Clinton was, or at least that she was running for president. For them, that was okay.

“Well, I feel like women should be president because all men do it, so why don’t girls do it?” Kendall Nelson asked. No matter what you think of her politics, Clinton will make history as the first woman to be a major party’s presidential nominee. A role model to some women. Something not lost on the camp’s counselors.

“We try to lead by example, as counselors, so we’re in that role model position where the kids are looking up to us and we are trying to set a good example for them,” Kaite Potts said.

Would these girls want to run for president one day?

“I guess,” Sisk thought. “I really want to be a veterinarian though,” she continued.

Others already have campaign plans.

“I already talked to my dad about that,” Audrey Biggs said. “He said do what you want to do,” Biggs laughed.

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