Relaxed Hillary Clinton gets a warm reception at Opera House

Hillary Clinton waved to the crowd at the Opera House on Tuesday. The stop was part of a 16-city national tour to promote her book, “What Happened.’’ –Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Judging from the reaction she received Tuesday at the Opera House, it would be reasonable to conclude that Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 presidential election.

In town to promote “What Happened,’’ her personal autopsy of the election, Clinton was greeted by the sold-out crowd like a conquering hero, which she might have been if voters last fall had been even half as enthusiastic about her as a candidate.

But they weren’t, so here we are.

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October 19, 2018 | 6:14 AM