Hillary has won second place for a second time. She is on a roll! Time magazine has ‘honored’ her as #2 for ‘Person of the Year’… for losing. It’s kind of an insult rather than an honor. Check out their reasoning.
What makes this even better is that Trump leads her as #1. You’ve got to love this.
By Christian Datoc
Congratulations to Hillary Clinton, runner-up for Time Magazine’s 2016 Person of the Year cover issue.
Clinton narrowly lost to President-elect Donald Trump, who was announced as Time’s selection Wednesday morning.
“Winners get to write history,” Charlotte Alter wrote of Clinton’s second near-victory in the last two months. “Losers, if they are lucky, get a ballad.”
Clinton was a “female candidate in an election that didn’t hinge on gender after all, she became a symbol in a fight that was about much more than symbolism,” Alter continued.
And let’s just look at our number one…
This is the 90th time we have named the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year. So which is it this year: Better or worse? The challenge for Donald Trump is how profoundly the country disagrees about the answer.
It’s hard to measure the scale of his disruption. This real estate baron and casino owner turned reality-TV star and provocateur—never a day spent in public office, never a debt owed to any interest besides his own—now surveys the smoking ruin of a vast political edifice that once housed parties, pundits, donors, pollsters, all those who did not see him coming or take him seriously. Out of this reckoning, Trump is poised to preside, for better or worse.
For those who believe this is all for the better, Trump’s victory represents a long-overdue rebuke to an entrenched and arrogant governing class; for those who see it as for the worse, the destruction extends to cherished norms of civility and discourse, a politics poisoned by vile streams of racism, sexism, nativism. To his believers, he delivers change—broad, deep, historic change, not modest measures doled out in Dixie cups; to his detractors, he inspires fear both for what he may do and what may be done in his name.