After a rough election result for Hillary Clinton supporters, many are feeling lost.
Several political analysts and reliable polls that correctly predicted the president in the past got it wrong. Guam, whose votes don't count toward the presidential tally, but whose voters have predicted the presidency since 1984, got it wrong.
Even the Scotland's psychic goat got it wrong.
We're not mad at you, goat. Just disappointed.
Many of the predictors we've relied on during past elections were totally blindsided by the outcome.
Who's to blame? It's hard to say. Many of us were living in a bubble of hope. We thought the majority of America wanted the first female president, or at least didn't want Trump.
Maybe it was because we were only conversing with those who already agreed with us. Or maybe it was because Donald Trump's whole campaign has been unpredictable.
For the shocked, upset, and/or confused Clinton supporters, there's something you can do.
In an attempt to come to terms with the results, and to show their appreciation, people have been sending thank you notes to Hillary.
There's a lot to thank her for.
She ran a respectable campaign with grace, despite harsh criticism and false claims from her opposers throughout. She dedicated her life to public service. She dawned some amazing monochrome pantsuits.
She got farther than any other woman has in history, and she worked long and hard to do it. For many women, she helped us see ourselves as stronger and more capable, and, despite our gender, we can and should aspire to exactly what we want to be.
From the women of Elite Daily, thank you, Hillary.