This election cycle has been quite controversial for a multitude of reasons, but a greater issue as of recent has been the health of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The former Secretary of State’s health has been a hot topic, especially in recent weeks. When the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its report on the Clinton e-mail controversy, it revealed she couldn’t recall certain things after a concussion. She’s also had a couple of severe coughing fits and appeared to have fainted at a 9/11 Ceremony.
There comes a point where the Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign have to admit something is wrong. The assurances that Clinton’s health is fine are so blatantly false at this point.
It wasn’t even two weeks ago when Clinton’s running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, spoke out against those raising questions about her health. Over the last month, the mainstream media and left wing propaganda outlets have been putting in overtime protecting Clinton’s health, with CNN even firing Dr. Drew Pinsky of HLN’s “Dr. Drew” for raising legitimate questions.
There is clearly something to hide. But what?
Looking back in 2012, Hillary Clinton was hospitalized for a rare condition called transverse sinus thrombosis. This isn’t the first clotting incident, as she also experienced issues in 1998. Vein Specialists of Arizona discussed the topic in a 2015 post:
In 1998, Ms. Clinton was hospitalized for a blood clot or Deep Vein Thrombosis, in her leg. Anyone who has had a blood clot in the past has a greater risk of recurrence. According to the Center for Disease Control, about one-third of people with Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT, will experience a repeat episode within ten years. In addition to inheriting a blood-clotting disorder, other possible risk factors for developing DVT include prolonged bed rest, injury or surgery, smoking, obesity, and pregnancy, to name a few. In Ms. Clinton’s case, doctors suggested her DVT had been caused by a vigorous travel schedule. When walking, our calf muscles in our legs contract to push the blood back to our heart. Occasionally, when a person is sedentary for prolonged periods of time, like that of a cross-country flight or bus ride, blood will stagnate and can start to clot.
A few things stand out regarding the condition. First, the issue was likely attributed to Hillary Clinton’s schedule, which involves a lot of stress and travel. At the time, she was only the First Lady and almost two decades younger. Now she wants to become President of the United States.
To a degree, there are politics playing into the criticism of Hillary Clinton and thus, questions of her health may be callous. The act of asking questions or being legitimately concerned is not callous in itself however, and this is important to remember for Democrats. Not everyone raising questions to Clinton’s health is politicking to push the Republican Party or elect Donald Trump.
The truth is the health of anyone trying to take on the most stressful job in the world is relevant. A genuinely good human being could end up being a terrible President if they can’t handle the pressure. Similarly, if one’s health is in decline, the increase of stress will make things worse.
The suggestion that Clinton’s travel schedule and high stress lifestyle twenty years ago played into a health condition raises concerns, as the next episode occurred when she was Secretary of State. The Secretary of State is even more demanding than First Lady, but still not quite as intense as being President of the United States.
If Clinton had health problems arise from the stresses of being First Lady and Secretary of State, why is it wrong to raise health concerns regarding Hillary’s potentially becoming President? Questions of health should be encouraged not only towards Clinton, but all politicians. How can we expect them to properly execute their duties in the right state of mind if their health is in rough shape?