Courtesy of CNN:
With those simple words, Hillary Clinton, who thought she would wake up Wednesday as the first woman president-elect but crashed to a stunning election defeat to Donald Trump, ended her White House quest and likely her political career.
The Democratic nominee unequivocally conceded the presidential race, and said that the Constitution requires a peaceful transfer of power.
"Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans," Clinton said.
"Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead," said Clinton, who was composed and dignified even as she admitted how painful her defeat was in her first public comments on the result of the election.
"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 told supporters and campaign workers in New York.
"I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but someday, someone will, and hopefully sooner than we might think right now."
"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."
I am sorry it took me so long to post this, to be honest I only listened to it a little while ago myself.
I only got about three hours of sleep last night, and after I finished my work today I stepped away from my computer and watched a couple of Netflix movies just to give myself a mental health break.
But worry not, I have every intention of getting right back to work exposing the frauds, revealing the truths they are working so hard to hide, and calling out bullshit whenever I step in a pile of it.
I love this country, and I will continue doing everything that I can to help it continue its sometimes slow, but consistently steady, march toward enlightenment and progressive values.
And a word to the trolls.
Look I know that you are chomping at the bit to attack this woman now that she is wounded, that is the typical modus operandi for a POS like you.
However I think she deserves to be treated with dignity, so I will be rejecting your weak ass attempts to puff up you man boobs and act tough.
For tonight at least you can take that shit to some other progressive site.
Tonight we take stock, dust off the dirt and grime of battle, and start planning our next moves.