Since Hillary Clinton has decided to come out of the woods, having gone through the five stages of grief, and go all-scorched-earth mode with her "look at me, America" book tour, let's look at her.
Here is a woman who thought she had the most powerful position on this planet in the bag.
She ended up fighting tooth and nail unexpectedly in the Democratic primary against a self-proclaimed democratic socialist.
She ended up losing to a wealthy reality television star with no experience other than how to motivate his base.
Yes, there were major irregularities in this election. Hopefully, we will know the final outcome of all pending investigations soon.
This was not Clinton's first time at this rodeo, however.
She ran, and lost in 2008.
For that reason, the invitation to this pity-party she is throwing gets returned to sender.
If Clinton wants to know the rock-bottom person to blame for her loss, all she has to do is look in the mirror.
I'm saying that, and it's a compliment. I'm trying to throw a dog a bone.
This "blame everyone else but myself" is unbecoming of a woman who said she could be the most powerful person in the world.
Right now she looks weak. She looks weak, pathetic, and bitter.
While I didn't like her, I never thought she was those things, until now.
She is smart. This "woe is me" thing is stupid.
Hillary Clinton ran a bad campaign.
No matter how many popular votes she received, it isn't the popular vote that determines the presidency.
Those are the rules, and she knew the rules.
To not campaign, or campaign poorly, in swing states where electoral college votes would determine the presidency, was a bad calculation on her part.
People didn't like Hillary, and she needed to do something about that.
She didn't. All she said was, she isn't Trump. People already knew that. They also knew they didn't like HER.
The right sure as hell didn't like her.
The left didn't like her.
It got to the point where the dogs and cats didn't like her, and she still did nothing but talk about Trump.
A growing number of black people didn't like her: 209,000 black voters in Florida alone decided to tap out in 2016 rather than vote for her. That number alone would have won Florida for her.
Calling out Republican racism wasn't going to win it for her.
We look at the racism in this country right now. The degree we see didn't just pop up. It was always here.
And yet America chose a black man over Hillary Clinton in 2008.
Now that we see how Donald Trump is governing, people ask those who voted third party or not all, "Don't you wish you had voted for her?"
It wasn't about Trump for them. Hillary was the poison, and they weren't drinking it.
White women voted for Trump. This should have been a demographic that Clinton owned.
She claims these women didn't vote for her because their men told them not to, as if they can't think for themselves.
This "what happened" book is an example of why she didn't get elected.
She truly feels the presidency was her birthright. The people felt differently.
I have to wonder if Clinton has been back to Flint, Michigan.
They could still use her help.
I have to wonder if Clinton still cares about all the unarmed black men who are getting killed. I see a tweet here and there, but the photo ops have stopped.
Maybe, just maybe, some people saw the Hillary Clinton of 2008 and the Hillary Clinton of 2016 as one and the same, and opted for the same result.
That's what happened.
There WILL be a woman president. It won't be Hillary Clinton.
I think Hillary can still do some good at home. She's had a long life of public service. She should enjoy some family time. She's needed there more than she's needed publicly now.
Go be great there.
Leslie Wimes, a Sunshine State News columnist, is founder and president of Women on the Move and the Democratic African American Women Caucus, www.daawc.com. Follow Leslie on Twitter: @womenonthemove1