WASHINGTON, November 9, 2016 – Hillary Clinton delivered a compassionate concession speech. A speech with a tone that many pundits are saying she should have had much earlier. Clinton made the concession speech at a New York hotel in Manhattan, where she attempted to hide her disappointment.
“I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans,” “I still believe in American, and I always will,” Clinton said.
Just prior to giving her concession speech, Clinton called president-elect Donald Trump, congratulating him on becoming the 45th president.
“Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead,” “This is not the outcome that we wanted and we worked so hard for, and I am sorry that we did not win this election.”
Clinton showed her disappointment for not making the historic achievement, which she has attempted twice, losing both presidential campaigns. This election, despite pollsters and pundits calling it early for Clinton, Trump was declared the president-elect. Clinton’s loss comes after major polls in battleground states including Pennsylvania and Michigan, showed her leading.
Then he broke the blue wall of Wisconsin, which was as much about Speaker Paul Ryan and Governor Scott Walker’s efforts, as Trump. Despite opposition by John Kasich, Trump took Ohio. He took North Carolina.
All those in the media and the intellectuals who said Trump never would, are eating a bit of humility laced crow today. What we all learned is that Americans are done with the political class, the lack of jobs, a stagnant economy, working harder and making less than they did in the mid-1990s, and political correctness.
Americans who are Americans first and that are of all races, religions, and sexual preferences, are tired of snowflakes and twigglypuffs and being told we need to take a back seat to non-Americans.
Americans are tired. But they woke up for election 2016 – and while they were shaking of the malaise of the last eight years, they were still ignored to the peril of not only Democrats, but the political class as well.
One issue not being addressed in this historic win is that not only did Trump win, but Republicans have also won the House and Senate. This was just not about the presidency going forward; it was also about the dissatisfaction of America after the last eight years of Democratic reign in the White House, the cities, the suburbs and rural America where jobs of working class Americans have been destroyed, along with cities, towns and businesses.
Clinton also addressed the women who supported her campaign, despite her upset loss.
“To all the women and especially the young women who put their faith in this campaign and in me, I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion,” “And to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and to achieve your own dreams.”
While Clinton and Trump attacked each other during the campaign, true to the American way of recognizing that the winning the battle means forgiving the war, Clinton did not show any signs of bitterness towards the president-elect.
Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller, praised Clinton’s speech calling it classy and an important step in bringing our country together.
Very classy speech from @HillaryClinton. Important step in bringing our country together.
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) November 9, 2016
President Obama says he contacted Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, following his conversation with Donald Trump. Trump also praised Clinton in his victory speech. Is it possible that Clinton has more to offer and that Trump will task her with helping to unite the country, and moving us forward?
Only time will tell.