Looking back on the election now from the distance of eighteen months, it should be possible for all of us, regardless of political bent, to admit a few things.
One of those is the essential justifiability of attacks on both candidates.
I won’t go into Mr. Trump: he is doing a more than adequate job proving his detractors right.
As to Secretary Clinton, it is fair to say now that not every attack upon the Democratic candidate was correct or true. Time and reflection should make clear that not every question or charge was baseless, either. She was an imperfect candidate, chosen by her party at least as much for what she represented – a nostalgic hark back to more moderate days and a female contender – as for the principles for which she said she stood.