Is Hillary’s health now a legitimate presidential campaign issue? | The Tylt
Just days ago, questions about Hillary Clinton's health were brushed off as ridiculous partisan conspiracy theories. But when Clinton left a 9/11 memorial early and had to be helped into a car, the Internet exploded. Hillary's persistent cough has turned out to be pneumonia, and she's canceled fundraisers in California to recover. Is Hillary's health now a legitimate concern for voters? Or more political nonsense ginned up by her opposition? Vote below.
Is Hillary’s health now a legitimate presidential campaign issue?
The official statement from Clinton's doctor.
Critics say Clinton not immediately telling the press about her diagnosis creates more questions about her health, and is just more evidence of her lack of transparency.
It is not only reasonable, but necessary, for reporters to ask questions about HRC's health after hiding of pneumonia and Sunday's collapse.— Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) September 12, 2016
Democratic strategist David Axelrod thinks the campaign’s reluctance to be public about Hillary's diagnosis just worsened the situation for her.
Antibiotics can take care of pneumonia. What's the cure for an unhealthy penchant for privacy that repeatedly creates unnecessary problems?— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 12, 2016
Former advisor to Pres. Obama Dan Pfeiffer points out that with the punishing campaign schedule of a presidential race, candidates get sick and usually just keep going.
Every candidate I have ever worked for has gotten sick on the trail and worked through it because you can't take days off in a close race— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) September 11, 2016
Comedian Patton Oswalt and others thought the revelation that Clinton's been campaigning with pneumonia made her more admirable, not less.
Wait, so Hillary has PNEUMONIA and she's still campaigning as hard as she is? You realize how badass that is, right?— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 11, 2016
Propane Jane argues that Clinton getting sick is just not news. Many of her staff were stricken with it as well. Remember when Bush 41 threw up on that Japanese prime minister? He didn't get called a liar—he was just toughing it out. Clinton's supporters say she was doing the exact same thing.
We can have a health policy discussion all day, but what we're NOT gonna do is pretend a common upper respiratory infection is a scandal.— Propane Jane™ (@docrocktex26) September 12, 2016