Runner-Up Of The Year: Congrats To Hillary For Coming In Second For The Second Time

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Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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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. (RELATED: Time — Trump Is Our ‘Person Of The Year’)

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“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.

Hillary Clinton concedes the 2016 presidential election (Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton concedes the 2016 presidential election (Getty Images)

“She’s the woman who was almost President. She is what might have been and what will yet be.”

The former presidential candidate held off hackers, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, scientists behind the bio-engineering CRISPR breakthrough and Beyonce to lock down the awfully impressive number two spot.

Clinton has held some of the the highest offices in American politics, but her friend Virginia Governor Terry McCauliffe believes that 2016 will be her last race. (RELATED: Hillary Is Probably Done With Politics)

Hats off on a 30-year career, Hillary.

Dab on ’em.

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