Rick recounts the experience of being inside the bunker with Hillary during her non-concession speech:
I’m sure that this speech looked confrontational and intransigent on television in ways that it just didn’t in the hall, inside the bubble. In the hall, you don’t see the speaker in closeup. You see her in the distance, in the midst of a crowd. The effect is communal, not egotistic. There are no replays of selected highlights, no panels of experts. You’re left with a mood, and the mood was calm.
So I felt a certain relief, as did other Obama supporters in the room with whom I spoke. And as the crowd drifted out, I had the clear impression that many in it were letting go of some of their anger, allowing it to soften into disappointment, and beginning to reconcile themselves to reality.
Apart from her.
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