Virginia Heffernan Writes an Essay on Hillary Clinton

By Maryann Yin 

hillaryclintonVirginia Heffernan has written a new essay for Lenny Letter called “Hillary Clinton Is More Than a President.” In this piece, she talks about why she admires the former Secretary of State. Here’s an excerpt from the essay:

“Maybe she is more than a president. Maybe she is an idea, a world-historical heroine, light itself. The presidency is too small for her. She belongs to a much more elite class of Americans, the more-than-presidents. Neil Armstrong, Martin Luther King Jr., Alexander Fucking Hamilton.”

Since the results of the 2016 presidential election were announced, a number of writers and celebrities have shared their reactions. Lena Dunham, a Clinton supporter and filmmaker, wrote a letter for Lenny readers called “Don’t Agonize, Organize.” Jennifer Lawrence, an Oscar-winning actress, crafted an essay for Vice’s Broadly called “Don’t Be Afraid, Be Loud.” Within the literary community, George R.R. Martin, Grace Lin, Maggie Stiefvater, and Barry Lyga wrote blog posts about this subjectJohn Green shot a video for the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel to reveal his “post-election thoughts.” How do you feel about the outcome of the recent presidential race?