I honestly do Michael. I believe like Obama, she will face tremendous resistance as the two party system continues to polarize.
But let’s say, for the sake of this argument, that she actually can’t do ANYTHING progressive in her role over the 4 years — EVEN if things remain status quo (which I neither believe nor advocate for), we will not lose gains already made. Progressive change will continue to happen on the ground, but the work will be infinitely harder with Trump (likely nominee) or Cruz (second most likely nominee). I found this read, written by a political scientist friend of mine particularly enlightening regarding the rise of Trump.