Hillary Rodham Clinton quoted the Broadway musical Hamilton at the climax of her July 28 speech accepting the nomination from the Democratic Party for President of the United States.
In the section of the speech where she talked about how the real goal of America is to create a greater future for our children, Clinton said, “Though ’we may not live to see the glory,‘ as the song from the musical Hamilton goes, ‘let us gladly join the fight.’ Let our legacy be about ’planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.’ That's why we're here...not just in this hall, but on this Earth. The Founders showed us that.”
Here is her complete speech. The Hamilton quote comes at the 55:12 mark:
Fans of the show quickly took to social media to crow about the quote and its prominent placement.
Hamilton author Lin-Manuel Miranda quickly tweeted out an appreciative reply, with the hashtag #AndShesBeenListeningToDiscTwo.
Clinton is no newcomer to Hamilton fandom. She attended the show during its Off-Broadway run at the Public Theater, and recently bought out the Richard Rodgers Theatre for a fundraiser. She regularly quotes the show in speeches.