Hillary won’t be remembered.
At best, people will look back and say, “What could have been?” but when asked what she would have really done, people will just say the same things they have about her for the last two years. “She would have fixed everything: war, terrorism, poverty, the environment, ugly people, the poor, redundancies… she would have solved it all.” These will really just be the same people who couldn’t tell you anything more about her qualifications other than, “I just think it’s time we had a woman as president,” which if you didn’t catch the context, is a really stupid reason unless you’re saying that the differences between a man and a woman are such that it is literally the only qualifier necessary to lead the most powerful nation on Earth.
She was just someone who pulled out the “I am woman, hear us roar!” card anytime she could get on Ellen, but the truth of the matter is that, unlike most women in politics in the US, she only got where she was because she rode the coattails of her, quite frankly, much worse for women husband than the guy who said some crude things when he didn’t know he was being taped 11 years ago.
She will be remembered as little more than the very special qualifier as one of the first women to run for the Presidency, not even the first (Victoria Woodhull beat her by nearly a century and a half). She came close to the Presidency, which will be an interesting footnote in history, which is to say, preferable to simply being recorded as a mediocre Secretary of State.
Donald Trump, however, will be remembered. He will either be remembered very well, as someone who, in spite of a toxic reception, pulled it out to do some good during his time in office, or as a person who lived up to people’s expectations and failed. Either way, he will be remembered for being controversial and standing up for people who literally weren’t even on the radar for most people. He’ll either be an epic hero or a colossal failure, but he will be remembered. Hillary, simply won’t.