November 9, 2016
Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, who spoke before Mrs. Clinton, said, “I’m proud of Hillary Clinton because she has been and is a great history maker,” pointing to her long career of public service. He saluted her for winning the popular vote in the election, drawing cheers.
The Senator of Virginia found the one perfect William Falkner quote that defines how Clinton supporters are feeling today.
Quoting William Faulkner to exprime the : “They killed us, but they ain’t whooped us yet.”
Virginia Sen. Kaine was of course alluding to the Democratic ticket’s shocking defeat by GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. While most polls favored Clinton to be elected as the 45th President of the United States (and first woman president in American history), Trump managed to come out on top. He is now the President Elect, and while his supporters are jubilant in their success, there also seems to be a darker side to their victory. Despite Clinton’s defeat, Trump’s supporters continue their chants of ” Lock her up.
Trump praised Clinton in his victory speech for her tenacity and hard work to tepid applause from his supporters. America woke up on Wednesday to a country that has been well and truly divided. Clinton supporters were despondent, Trump followers unabashedly jubilant. AndWhile Kaine was clearly emotional, he reminded us with one simple quote that the fight is not over!