Time Magazine: Failed Candidate Hillary Clinton Is ‘An American Moses’

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By Andrew Stiles | 2:02 pm, December 7, 2016

Donald Trump is TIME magazine’s person of the year for 2016. It seems like an obvious choice, given the reality show icon’s unlikely victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, after repeatedly dismantling the elite consensus regarding his viability as a candidate.

Not everyone, however, is convinced that Trump is a good choice person of the year. Some internet users are outraged that Hillary Clinton, the candidate who lost to Trump against all odds, was not given the honor.

But TIME did not fail to honor Hillary Clinton. The magazine named her the second most influential person of 2016, and described the failed nominee as “an American Moses” who came up just short.

“Like an American Moses, she was an imperfect prophet, leading women to the edge of the Promised Land,” Charlotte Alter writes of the almost-president in a lengthy profile.  “Now it’s up to another woman to enter it.”

Even though Clinton will not become the first female president of the United States, she has already “made history,” Alter argues. The 69-year-old grandmother is “the woman who was almost President, she is what might have been and what will yet be.”

In other words, Clinton’s name might come up in conversations surrounding the inauguration of President Ivanka Trump in 2032.

Still, many people who don’t like Donald Trump were not happy to see his photo on the cover of a magazine they will never buy. Some observant social media users cleverly pointed out that Adolf Hitler was also named a TIME person of the year, as were a number of other unsavory historical figures, including Joseph Stalin and Ayatollah Khomeini.