I’m taking a day off from the Trumpocalypse articles because I have company over for the evening. So here, instead, is a letter to Hillary. You can write one, too, and send it to the following address:
Dear Ms. Clinton;
I wish to take a moment to say thank you.
Thank you for being a constant source of inspiration and hope for generations of Americans.
Thank you for standing up on behalf of those who, for so much of our history, have thought no one stood for them.
Thank you for fighting back against hate and sexism and misogyny with grace, style, and élan.
Thank you for trying as hard as you could to elevate political discourse, and focusing on the issues that matter.
Thank you, odd though it may seem to say, for being a woman of power in a position of power and for showing everyone, especially younger girls, what it can be like when a powerful woman fights for them.
I am very sorry that the rest of our country couldn’t see the real Hillary Clinton, and instead voted against the “cartoon version” of you. I had hoped for, fought for, and expected more from, the people of our nation. It is to our great shame that we failed you and failed ourselves.
Thank you again, and know that while this election might not have turned out the way we hoped, your cause is right and just, and we will continue to fight for it.