Thursday, November 10, 2016
Hillary Clinton: The People's Champion
24 hours later, it's still hard to know what to say.
Despite running an incredible, historic and amazingly progressive campaign, which included the greatest political convention of our generation, decisive wins in all three debates, and a national popular vote victory...Hillary Clinton came up just short in enough states to lose the electoral college to Donald Trump.
She did everything she possibly could, but the forces of darkness somehow managed to narrowly keep her out of the Oval Office at the last moment. I have no doubt that Hillary and her family will be fine, but our country is going to have to reckon with this tragic decision for years and possibly decades to come.
However, she'll always be the people's choice and the people's champion. No matter what the Trump presidency brings, he'll always be the second choice of the American people and there's nothing he can ever do about it. Hillary won the most votes in 2016, and if this was a true democracy we'd be celebrating her as the president-elect at this moment.
But, alas, life is not fair. So now we must mourn, regroup, live our lives, love one another and fight the next battles when we're ready. I have no doubt that Hillary will soon be leading that charge with her fight song, and we need to have her back. Now and always.
If you haven't read the final installment of Hillary News & Views by my friend and blog partner Lysis, please check it out now. He speaks beautifully for me in this incredibly sad moment.
What does all this mean for Hillary HQ? Well, the site isn't going away anytime soon. I'm leaving it right here as a historical record of this incredible journey. However, this will be the final post for the foreseeable future. I'm not walking away from writing or progressive activism, and I'm definitely not walking away from Hillary, but it's personally and financially important for me to move on with a fresh start at this moment. But Hillary HQ will remain active on Twitter and Facebook indefinitely so please keep following us there for the latest news and opinion about Hillary and the causes she fights for.
Also, keep an eye on my profile page at Daily Kos as there's no telling when I'll write something there again (likely closer to the 2018 midterms).
To all of Hillary HQ's readers, followers, sharers and commenters...thank you. I couldn't have done this without you.
Lastly, I want to particularly thank everyone who supported this site over the last six months via GoFundMe and PayPal. You are the reason I was able to leave my longtime day job to live my dream of running this site full-time. It also allowed me to travel to Philadelphia to attend the Democratic National Convention...truly the chance of a lifetime. As I figure out a transition back to regular employment and income, any final donations would be greatly helpful if you have appreciated this site over the past 22 months (see buttons on the right).
I leave you with the beautiful concession speeches by Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton.
Posted by Scott Hopkins at 12:00 AM