No matter which side you were on, I think most would agree with me that seeing Hillary today was very sorrowful. This is a woman who worked her entire adult life toward a goal, and endured her own deep humiliations in order to pursue it.
Had Trump lost, the loss would have been a major blow to his ego. Hillary’s loss was a deep wound to her soul.
Hillary wanted this, you could feel it. You could see it when she faced hours of committee questions, you could see it when she pushed her tired body to the limits of exhaustion. Neither one of them was without flaws; but I always thought Trump wanted to be President, Hillary lived to be.
Today, the state I call home weeps with rain.
Those who wanted to see her win weep with tears………..
Tears for our rolling hills and mountains and coastlines and worries about mining and fracking and poisoned waters.
Tears for little boys born with the wrong body part who long to be accepted and not beaten in school bathrooms.
Tears for little girls dreaming of being Madam President one day.
Tears for young teens who might bear the burden and fear of a new life growing inside them.
Tears for intolerance and bias and inequality.
Tears for refugees who flee bombs and fugitives who climb walls to have a better life.
A great privilege has been bestowed on one man who saw a country in dire need of jobs and pensions and healthcare, and people who longed for these needs, not celebrities singing songs at rallies. I have a home in New Jersey and a farmhouse in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I could see the drifting divide between those who inhabited these two regions of our nation.
May his intentions to make America greater……..not great again, because too many died believing she already was……..be genuine.
It is time to bury the animosity, we have buried too many of our soldiers, policeman, and innocent victims already.
One Civil War in the history of our country is one too many………..