By now the entire world has seen the footage of Hillary Clinton unable to stand or walk by her own power and being thrown into a van “like she was a side of beef“.
The episode will certainly fuel ongoing speculation as to the Democratic party nominee’s health, which has included everything from stroke to Parkinson’s Disease. Clinton, herself, has called such speculation a “wacky strategy”, while CNN went so far as to label the entire issue a conspiracy and the conspirators “The New Birthers“.
Wacky conspiracy or not, the issue is sure to explode after today. It was a mere hours after Clinton was rushed away from the 9/11 ceremony that we were informed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, and was advised to rest and medicate. But a presidential candidate’s gotta do what a presidential candidate’s gotta do, and by Friday night she was at a fundraiser, where she labeled half of her opponent’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables“, and on Sunday, was all but obligated to attend the 9/11 ceremony in New York City to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the terrible tragedy.
Adding certain fuel to the speculative fire is a tweet by reporter, David Shuster, making the claim that the DNC will be meeting tonight to discuss replacing Hillary as the party’s presidential nominee.
If true, the party will certainly be exploring a variety of important questions. Who do they replace her with? Does running mate, Tim Kaine, get the nod? Someone else? And, if it’s anyone other than Bernie Sanders, will he sue the DNC for denying him the nomination?
Now that Hillary Clinton has been seen having a great fall, in the literal sense, can all the queen’s horses and all the queen’s men put her campaign together again? And, at this point, are they even willing to try?
What do you think about the above questions, and can you pose some others?
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