Up until yesterday, you were a conspiracy theorist if you raised doubts about Hillary Clinton’s health. Today it’s something Everybody Knows.
This is the video that changed everything:
The initial explanation yesterday was that she’d been “overheating”.
But later the explanation was that on Friday she’d been diagnosed with pneumonia.
If it was pneumonia, why was she attending the 9/11 event? And why did she attend a fundraiser the day before?
Questions about Hillary’s health have been around for a long time. I even raised the matter myself over a month ago. And the talk had started long before that.
So has she had pneumonia for over a month? If so, why was it only diagnosed last Friday?
It doesn’t make sense. And my guess is that – like the pollen count explanation and the overheating explanation – the pneumonia explanation will turn out to be untrue as well, and that what’s being concealed is a more serious underlying problem that’s been troubling her for most of this year. It’s quite clear that she’s concealing something, pretending to be okay when she isn’t.
And now that it’s no longer a conspiracy theory, and democrats and the MSM have started talking about it, it’s not going to go away. Everyone’s going to be watching her very closely all the time from now on, waiting for the next coughing fit, the next episode of unsteadiness on her feet.
Donald Trump has stayed quiet about it all. He’s just wished her a speedy recovery, and hopes to see her at the debate later this month. He’s also said that he’s going to release results of health checks carried out on him.
So what happens next? Given that Hillary has been unwell for most of this year, chances are she’ll carry on being unwell. And she’s going to have to come clean on what it is. And clearly she doesn’t want to do that. Which again suggests that it’s something pretty serious.
There are less than two months to the election, and I think it’s safe to say that this story is going to dominate the election coverage from now on.
The Democratic National Committee is set to hold an emergency meeting during which it will consider replacing Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate after her collapse in New York yesterday.
According to Emmy award winning broadcaster David Shuster, Democratic Party operatives will stage a crisis summit during which they will begin the search for an alternative in light of Clinton’s health problems – and an apparent effort by her campaign to cover them up.
Perhaps they’ll bring back Bernie? Promote Kaine? Call up Joe Biden? But given the power of the Clintons in the Democratic Party, it surely isn’t going to be easy to oust Hillary as the Dem nominee? Particularly if it’s just a temporary bout of mild pneumonia that she’s suffering from. She only has to get through the next two months. She’s not going to give up, now that she’s almost there.
But if her polling numbers start tanking, as people get turned off by the prospect of voting for a chronic invalid, she may yet be forced out.
I doubt that Donald Trump wants to see her replaced by someone else. It would throw his campaign strategy completely out of gear. She’s a lousy candidate, and he’s been steadily winning against her, and he’d like to carry on winning. A new candidate would mean that, overnight, he’d have to put together a whole new campaign strategy. And the new candidate probably already knows how he/she would take on Trump.
What if Hillary gets ousted three days before the election? I can see something like that happening if Hillary hangs on grimly, and fights off all attempts to oust her, until it’s simply no longer possible.
Telegraph: What happens if Hillary drops out?
USAsupreme: The DNC Rules Are Clear If Hillary Drops Out The Second Candidate With The Highest Number Of Delegates Gets The Nomination