Hillary Clinton has travelled a road that very few human beings have been on. Losing the race for President of the United States, especially as the first woman to ever run for office from a major party, can only be an experience that takes a long time to recover from. The most qualified person to ever run for the office lost to a man who was demonstrably unfit. Despite being a liar, a serial sexual assaulter, the first candidate in recent time to not release his tax returns and a clear racist to boot and not a cogent policy in sight, Donald Trump won the election. How and why this happened can only be a question that she continues to live with.
This morning Morning Joe released excerpts from Clinton’s book that were subsequently published in New York Magazine’s The Cut,
“I don’t have all the answers and this isn’t a comprehensive account of the 2016 race. That isn’t for me to write. I have too little distance and too great a stake in it. Instead, this is my story. I want to pull back the curtain on an experience that was exhilarating, joyful, humbling, infuriating and just plain baffling. Writing this wasn’t easy. Every day that I was a candidate for president, I knew that millions of people were counting on me and I couldn’t bear the idea of letting them down. But I did. I couldn’t get the job done. And I’ll have to live with that for the rest of my life.”
Clinton has weathered so many storms in her life. She will survive this one. The question is, will we?