Hillary's Health Now An Issue
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton cut short her appearance at a 911 ceremony, then stumbled and collapsed to the ground while entering a limo as she left the event.
Following a recent coughing attack, her health will now be a campaign issue.
Dilbert founder, Scott Adams says the race is now likely over.
The New York Times reports Hillary Clinton, Feeling 'Overheated,' Leaves 9/11 Ceremony
Hillary Clinton on Sunday abruptly left a ceremony in New York marking the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks before it concluded because she became "overheated," according to a campaign spokesman.
"During the ceremony, she felt overheated, so she departed to go to her daughter's apartment, and is feeling much better," said Nick Merrill, a Clinton spokesman, noting that the Democratic presidential nominee appeared at the event near ground zero for 90 minutes before leaving.
Health Now an Issue
The Washington Post reports 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.)
Whereas Clinton and her campaign could laugh off questions about her health before today, the "overheating" episode makes it almost impossible for them to do so.
But the issue is that Clinton kept reporters totally in the dark for 90 minutes after her abrupt departure from the 9/11 memorial service for a health-related matter. No reporter was allowed to follow her.
This is, yet again, the Clinton campaign asking everyone to just trust it. She got overheated! But she's fine now!
Today's collapse comes after a massive coughing attack by Hillary Clinton at a Labor Day campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio. September 5, 2016.
Not the Only Coughing Attack
The Race for President is (Probably) Over
Dilbert Founder Scott Adams says the Race for President is (Probably) Over.
If you are following breaking news, Hillary Clinton abruptly left the 9-11 memorial today because she was reportedly "overheated." Her campaign says she is fine now.
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.
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.
The mainstream media might not interpret today's events as a big deal. After all, it was only a little episode of overheating. And they will continue covering the play-by-play action until election day. But unless Trump actually does shoot someone on 5th Avenue, he's running unopposed.
No book ad today. Remember 9-11 instead.
Is Hillary Unelectable?
I would not go that far. Yet, it does show how ridiculous it was to have an 89% chance on Hillary as Nate Silver did on August 14.
If Trump wins, Silver may try to hide behind this incident. But there was too much time left then to ascertain that someone had a 89% chance. There is still too much time to make that such a claim in any direction.
Trump's odds got better. But they were headed up anyway. Someone asked me yesterday what I thought it would take. I said we need to see a strong shift towards Trump in the next two weeks.
I now expect that shift. It may or may not be enough, but this race is now guaranteed to tighten.