Tuesday, September 20, 2016
In 2008, the Country saw a Hillary Clinton carry out a very strong campaign against Barack Obama, who had become a rising star within the Democratic Party. In 2016, many people in the Democratic Party felt that she was owed the nomination (and the DNC blatantly supported her), because of her role as First Lady (she dropped the ball in leading the fight to get a Healthcare initiative passed), Senator (she introduced and got passed no meaningful legislation), and Secretary of State (she was responsible for the deaths in Benghazi, and a contributing factor in our muddled policy in the Middle East). With the eMail scandal stemming from receiving government eMails on a private server (then lying, saying that none were Confidential, when evidence has been released there were) and revelations in regard to the unethical operation of the Clinton Foundation, now it has come to the forefront that Hillary's health is in question. The liberal media denies it, but it is becoming an undeniable fact.
Hillary has needed help walking up steps
In January 2011 Hillary stumbled getting on a plane,
and has fallen on steps a number of times
Hillary has had numerous coughing attacks since
October 2015 and then many times is unable to talk
At a recent campaign appearance in Ohio, she had
a coughing fit, then spit 2 large gelatinous balls
into a glass
It appears she had a huge lesion on her tongue
What people have labeled as seizure-like behavior
seems to be some sort of physical tic
In a campaign appearance, she became visibly disoriented
In another campaign appearance, she froze-up and a
handler had to come up and talk her through it
During the 9/11 Observance she passed out (supposedly
due to pneumonia) and had to be dragged into a waiting van
And now, in a recent appearance to the media she
looked haggard, tired and frail
So you see, it's not just one thing. It's many things. It seems clear that she is hiding something. She has come off of an extended period of not having any press conferences for over 9 months. She has not had a full campaign schedule, leading to the conclusion that she has to rest frequently.
There are rumors in the media that she is in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease, which her campaign denies. They put forward the argument that she has 'slowed' down because of her age (68 years old), yet her opponent, Donald Trump, at 70 years old, has shown extraordinary stamina having rallies all over the country nearly everyday, as well as having press conferences, and doing radio and television interviews.
So, let's take a quick look at what we do know about Hillary's health, or at least what we've been told. During a February 2005 campaign speech, she fainted, and later was diagnosed as having an acute gastrointestinal illness. In October, 2007, while campaigning for Chuck Schumer in New York, her right foot swelled, and doctors found a large blood clot behind her right knee. In 2015, Hillary's doctor revealed that she had another major blood clot in 2009. On December 15, 2012 Hillary fainted (due to a stomach flu) and fell, sustaining a concussion, and was subsequently hospitalized 2 weeks later when a blood clot was discovered in her right transverse venous sinus. On January 24, 2013 the State Department confirmed that Clinton was wearing special glasses with Fresnel lenses to prevent seeing double as a result of her concussion. In May 2014, Bill Clinton revealed that her recovery from the concussion actually took 6 months. On January 31, 2015, in response to queries in regard to Hillary's ability to serve as President, Clinton's doctor revealed that Hillary suffers from Hypothyroidism, having an under-active thyroid gland which results in the lack of important hormones; and also takes Coumadin, a blood thinner, to prevent new clots from forming.
In her most recent appearance, some pundits felt she looked very weak, and have questioned whether she would have the stamina to perform the duties of a President and be able to deal with a crisis. Many news outlets have questioned medical professionals in regard to her health 'events' and many feel that they could be the repercussions of her concussion, or possibly a bad heart. Many have called for her complete medical records to be released. Americans want to know whether she is fit to serve. It's even been rumored that the DNC is putting together a contingency plan in case that Hillary has to drop out of the race because of her health, though, they add, that would be unlikely.
In the past 2 weeks, her lead over Trump has dwindled, and the spread in battleground swing states have tightened up. Critics have accused her of wanting to be President at any cost- even her health. The Hillary the Country is seeing, is not the Hillary they remember, though die hard supporters would vote for her even if she was in a coma. If her trend of inactivity continues, if there are further health issues, and if her performance at the upcoming debate raises more questions, you have to wonder whether the leaders of the Democratic Party might try to convince her to bow out in order to try and salvage the election.
If that would be the case, would they try to postpone the election, thus allowing Obama to remain in office? And if she was replaced on the ballot, who would it be? Many feel that her VP choice, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, could not win. By virtue of his Primary campaign and the votes he received, protocol seems to dictate that the mantle would have fall to Bernie Sanders, but there are some who feel he has moved on and has no interest in the office any longer. My money would be on Joe Biden being tapped to be the standard bearer for the Party. His name recognition, his experience in the Senate and as Vice President, in a career free of scandal, would make him a formidable opponent for Trump.
It was predicted that the Hillary that started the campaign was going to win in a landslide. With less than 50 days left in the campaign, she could still eke this thing out. She seems to still have the Electoral College edge, though even that has begun to shift. And if she wins, you have to wonder if she would even be able to complete her term. But that thought opens up a whole new can of worms. I believe that people still have that picture in their mind of a vibrant and exciting Hillary Clinton campaigning in 2008. A Hillary Clinton free of the Email scandal, of Benghazi, and of the excesses of the Clinton Foundation. She was a former First Lady who overcame the embarrassment of her husband's sex scandal by becoming an unremarkable Senator of New York, just as Obama had been an unremarkable Senator in Illinois. I believe, that Hillary Clinton, would have easily defeated Donald Trump. As this campaign winds down, that image of Hillary is going to slowly succumb to the ravages of doubt and fear.