BUFFALO, N.Y. — Hundreds lined up early Thursday outside Larkin Square for a chance to meet Hillary Clinton and have her sign a copy of her new book, "What Happened," a reflection on the 2016 presidential race.
To many who lined up for a handshake and an autograph, the book’s title posed a question they wanted to attempt to answer.
"I think there are a lot of lies out there about Hillary that people believed and they thought she wasn't a good person because of those lies. And that's what happened," said Kristen Skeet of Akron.
"You can't ignore that she's a woman in typically what's a man's job and it's so much harder for her to get to where the men are," said Sam Amato.
In "What Happened," Clinton talks about Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election and what it was like being the first woman to win her party's nomination.
Others, like Jeffrey Capella, aren't buying it. He was among a few people protesting outside the signing event.
"Hillary should stop trying to blame other people for her election loss and take responsibility for her own actions," said Cappella.
Clinton "should just stop blaming other people, whether it's the Russians or these phantoms in her head. It's the Russian's strategic influence operation or it's Colin Powell that told her to have a private e-mail server. I mean on and on and on," he said.
For her supporters, it was a chance to show their appreciation.
"I thank her for her service and her honesty and I think she's a wonderful person and she would have made a great president. I'm only sorry that she didn't win," said Margaret Stilson.
During her stop in Buffalo, Clinton signed about a thousand books but didn't take any questions from the media.