For all the injustices you’ve suffered at the hands of rabid, sub-human conservatives…I wish it were otherwise.
For the admirable way you’ve moved forward following the dark days of an unjust impeachment…I wish it were otherwise.
In recognition of your service to the people of New York and the considerable skill you’ve brought to the job…I wish it were otherwise.
For the fact that, at this time in history—even more than I desire to see a black or Hispanic president—I ache to see a woman finally achieve the White House…I wish it where otherwise.
But it is not otherwise. The Clinton era ended at the moment the US Supreme Court illegally stopped the 2000 Florida recount, and the days of your husband’s presidency will not return. Your presidency would be as divisive as his because the Republicans will not stop until you and your administration are destroyed.
I sincerely wish it where otherwise, but you are the wrong woman at the right time.
This is not to say that this should be the end. Stay in the Senate where your skills and charm can do more good than you would be able to do in the White House. I want to see you as the Majority Leader. I want you to be the bulwark that stands between us and the next “George W Bush”. Or…be a justice on the Supreme Court—be the Chief Justice! I want you as a protector of the Constitution.
In conclusion, the presidency may not be your crowning achievement, but the woman that follows you will acknowledge that it was your campaign that made her presidency possible. I wish it were otherwise…I really, really do, but there are so many ‘firsts’ yet to achieve.