I just hope that is not what Hilary Clinton is doing today. Someone who has got that close to being the first female president of the USA clearly isn't stupid. But in my experience, anyone who has a positive Plan B in their sights, one that's both positive and achievable, will be OK.
People ask why women don't report sexual assault, why they are so hesitant in coming forward, here is why: we're living in a world where a man can have a dozen of these cases against him and still be elected President of the United States.
There's been a lot of talk the past few years of an America that is becoming deeply polarised. An electoral system which has just delivered one side victory without winning the most votes can only entrench divisions and drive Americans further apart due to the sense among some voters that the winner lacks legitimacy. This is dangerous for America and a product of an electoral system that is sorely out of date and in need of modernisation.
So what now? Demoralisation and defeatism is never an option, and never more so than today. Determined opposition to Brexit in the UK and to Trump in the US must emerge - strong, determined, assertive and confident in its own strength of purpose and arguments. Brexit is not inevitable and, no, we should not accept the result of a referendum that has taken us to the edge of a political, economic, and constitutional cliff.
The rise and rise of Donald J. Trump proclaimed by some editorials as the 'The End of Western World' was inevitable if not foreseeable for those with ...
If Trump can break the flimsy gate to which the intolerant "tolerant" have appointed themselves guardians, then it's only a matter of time before others who they consider even worse also manage to.
Mrs Clinton does not deserve pity. Her own record coupled with an ill-deserved sense of entitlement to the top job in US politics was her undoing. A great deal of Americans however, whether they believed in her or otherwise, do deserve pity.
Instead of choosing their own insurgent who defined himself as a democratic socialist, Bernie Sanders, they chose the establishment- personified figure, Hillary Clinton. How dumb was that?
I do not pretend to be a political expert and can't predict how Clinton would have fared as president. Maybe the millions who voted for Trump know so...
Obama was the first President to embrace digital media in his 2008 election campaign. He understood the power of the internet to get people engaged on a scale like never before . Lessons were learnt and future candidates begun to understand the importance of this new medium, although Trump and Clinton ultimately took very different approaches.
Hillary Rodham Clinton's concession speech was everything that diplomacy should be - I should stop typing, turn off my computer and sulk somewhere else because if she can pull herself together, slap on mascara and tell America, and the world, to keep an open mind then I have no place to be playing a violin.
AI is an exciting world right now. However, like so many things in tech it is misunderstood by consumers. When you say Artificial Intelligence a lot of people think of a robot that talks to you, but actually it's used almost constantly in daily life already.
The defining characteristics of Elites have traditionally been threefold. The first is their institutionalised access to information. The second, their exercise of influence. Thirdly, they controlled opinion and expertise in the public sphere.
Clinton had lost touch with the traditionally Democratic white male worker. Her liberal views on immigration and trade might draw enthusiastic liberals in the big cities, but many workers in the rust belt perceived her to be ignoring their economic interest.
How did the pollsters get it so badly wrong? Why did the mainstream media miss out on the issues that shaped these votes?
Let's concede something straight off: virtually no one expected this. Not the Trump campaign which, according to CNN, believed it had lost when the early returns started coming in. Certainly not the Clinton campaign, which was about ready to start its victory celebrations when the polls began closing on the East Coast.