An open letter to Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine

I came into town just now and saw the secret service was gone. As I was pulling into my parent’s driveway I noticed everything looked different; it looked the way things used to look before Tim’s nomination for VP. The black SUVs were gone, the trailer was gone, the cop cars, and other cars parked outside of my parent’s home were all gone. And with the realization of what that all meant, I couldn’t hold back the tears. I sat in my car for a moment attempting, once again, to comprehend the reality of this situation. And I cried.

I didn’t just cry because my neighbor and someone I consider a second dad didn’t win. I cried for the progress and love that you both stand for lost to lies and hatred. I cried for the emotion that both of you must be going through: the frustration and the disappointment, alongside the terror and sadness all the rest of us feel. I cried because of the amazing things that would’ve happened under your governance will go unrealized, or at least on hold for four years.

After all the hate and lies spewed against your campaign this past year I want you to know that I love you both. I cannot imagine two people I would rather have seen at the top of my government. You both have stood for progress, social equality, and humanism your entire lives and no one can take that away from you. Stagnation and conservatism has fought against you both at every turn but neither of you have stopped fighting. Tim, I’m so happy to know you and call you my friend and to have grown up under your’s and Anne’s guidance alongside Nat, Woody, and Annella. You all are an amazing family and I love each and every one of you. Hillary, I’ve never met you but your persistence and sincere interest in the welfare of this country makes me love you like a lifelong friend. You are a wonderful human being and this world is lucky to have someone like you.

I want to ask you both to please, please never give up. Please continue fighting for ALL the citizens of this country and the world. I am so thankful for having had the opportunity to vote for you both this last election and will certainly vote for either of you again in the future, no matter what position you campaign for. We haven’t given up on you two and I hope you all don’t give up on us.


Grayson Cobb

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