In The Bag Journalists Getting Concerned Over Hillary’s Health

I’m sure you’ve heard the news and seen the video of Hillary collapsing. Many leftists were Very Upset by the use of the word “faint”, so, let’s say she collapsed. We were told that she felt unwell, that she was overheated (despite not being a particularly warm day), and that she had pneumonia. Which should probably make all her big moneyed donors happy, being that she attended fundraisers Friday. What’s the over/under on her being contagious?

We’re told that she wobbled a bit. Does this look like wobbling?

The reverse angle is even worse. We’ve been told that she was thrown in the vehicle like a sack of meat. Thankfully, there were citizens with video, because the press wasn’t even told she was bolting. And, while there are some serious hot takes by the leftist media, and some major ass covering for Clinton by some in the media, others are getting a bit concerned. Such as Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post

Hillary Clinton’s health just became a real issue in the presidential campaign

Hillary Clinton falling ill Sunday morning at a memorial service on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will catapult questions about her health from the ranks of conservative conspiracy theory to perhaps the central debate in the presidential race over the coming days.

“Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just an hour and thirty minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen,” spokesman Nick Merrill said. “During the ceremony, she felt overheated, so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment and is feeling much better.”

What that statement leaves out is that a) it came 90 minutes after Clinton left the ceremony b) reporters — or even a reporter — were not allowed to follow her and c) the temperature in New York City at the time of Clinton’s overheating was in the low 80s. (A heat wave over the eastern United States broke last night/this morning.) (snip)

Clinton may well be totally fine — and I certainly hope she is. But we are 58 days away from choosing the person who will lead the country for the next four years, and she is one of the two candidates with a real chance of winning. Taking the Clinton team’s word for it on her health — in light of the episode on Sunday morning — is no longer enough. Reasonable people can — and will — have real questions about her health.

There’s quite a bit more in this admission from Cillizza, which gets to the very heart of the issue: Hillary doesn’t seem healthy. She may be healthy, and it could all be just anecdotal. Optics matter. Consider that McCain sure appeared healthy in 2008, yet, the press was musing and “just wondering” and demanding more and more information on his health. Heck, they wanted Palin’s health records in full, too boot.

The LA Times’ in the bag Melissa Batchelor Warnke is also concerned

Hillary Clinton’s worrisome wobble


Worse, Clinton’s shaky early departure from a Sept. 11 commemoration ceremony in New York reinforced ugly speculation by Trump’s team that she is suffering from some kind of debilitating illness, possibly linked to the concussion she suffered late in her tenure as secretary of State. The clean bill of health she’d received from her physician this year did nothing to quiet those rumors.

Clinton didn’t faint at Sunday morning’s event, exactly; the video I saw showed her wobbling into her van, shifting awkwardly from foot to foot. By any measure, she did not look well. Having experienced fainting spells for the last year that have turned out to be neither meaningful, preventable nor attributable to any particular cause, I’ve learned how confusing such spells can be. “You might drink more water,” doctors have yawned in my direction. Still, I’m not running for president.

She would have face-planted if people hadn’t held her up. Not a wobble. She collapsed Most of the rest is just a whine about Trump, because, despite early protestations from Ms. Warnke, she’s in the bag. Even she understands that optics matter. And, in today’s social media driven world, people will see those videos. They’ll see the coughing. They won’t take the press’ word that Hillary is fine. They’ll want proof. And, if they don’t get it, if the issue festers, we’ll get things like this

Hillary is already extremely untrusted. When they take 90 minutes to come out with an excuse, even if real, speculation will run rampant. And we’ll get things like this, but Dilbert creator Scott Adams, who says the race for president is (probably) over

You probably wonder if the “overheated” explanation is true – and a non-issue as reported – or an indication of a larger medical condition. I’m blogging to tell you it doesn’t matter. The result is the same.

Here’s why.

If humans were rational creatures, the time and place of Clinton’s “overheating” wouldn’t matter at all. But when it comes to American psychology, there is no more powerful symbol of terrorism and fear than 9-11 . When a would-be Commander-in-Chief withers – literally – in front of our most emotional reminder of an attack on the homeland, we feel unsafe. And safety is our first priority.

Hillary Clinton just became unelectable.

That’s surely a bit over the top, but, what if she has more incidents? People aren’t going to forget this. What if she has a coughing fit during a debate, or some incident? Disappears for a bit? Think that won’t matter?

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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