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Whispers persist that Hillary won’t run: Health may be worse than disclosed

Posted By Alex Pappas On 12:02 AM 02/28/2014

If you listen to the chattering class in Washington, D.C., Hillary Clinton is a virtual certainty for the 2016 Democratic nomination, and the front runner in the next presidential race.

But in private, rumors persist that the former Secretary of State may not even be capable of making it to Iowa and New Hampshire. Clinton, these skeptics often say, will not run for president again because of health concerns.

These ubiquitous rumors of her health have been fueled in part by the supermarket tabloids. The National Enquirer wrote in 2012 that Clinton had brain cancer, something a spokesman dismissed then as “absolute nonsense.” In January of this year, the Globe claimed that Clinton secretly had a brain tumor.

Asked about her health on Thursday, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said in an email to The Daily Caller: ”To your question, very caring of you to ask. She’s 100%.”

But these rumors suggesting otherwise date back to the end of 2012, when Clinton’s health made headlines as she finished her term as secretary of state: aides explained then that she developed a stomach virus, hit her head, suffered a concussion and subsequently developed a blood clot in her brain but was being medicated and was expected to recover.

But skeptics say there is much more the story of her health, which has recently been the subject of increased speculation in Washington.

Because of these rumors, some on the right have been convincing themselves that Hillary is sick and therefore won’t run — a bombshell that would upend the 2016 race.

Roger Stone, the GOP consultant, wrote on Twitter recently that Clinton is “not running for health reasons,” telling followers to “remember you heard it first” from him.

Conservatives aren’t the only ones skeptical about whether or not Clinton has been open about her health. At the time of Clinton’s hospitalization in 2013, Melinda Henneberger of the Washington Post wrote a piece titled, “How sick is Hillary Clinton?”

“Already,” Henneberger wrote, “reports that describe Clinton’s right transverse sinus venous thrombosis as potentially life-threatening, though apparently caught in enough time, sound a lot more serious than the word from her doctors that the secretary is ‘making excellent progress and we are confident she will make a full recovery.’ She is in good spirits, engaging with her doctors, her family and her staff.’”

Henneberger asked then if we would “really be shocked to learn down the road that reports during her hospitalization had put a positive spin on her condition?”

“Our public officials have trained us to take everything they say with a healthy dose of skepticism,” Henneberger continued, “and on a matter as sensitive as a head injury followed by denials of any neurological symptoms, I’m not sure why we would or should unquestioningly accept the word of any politician.”

Some have noted Clinton’s change in appearance, including the addition of thick glasses, since her hospitalization. “One doesn’t need to be a physician… to have seen that Clinton has not appeared exactly bright-eyed and bushy-tailed of late,” Mary Stanik, a former Minnesota health care spokeswoman, wrote in 2013. “She looks to have gained a significant amount of weight since 2008. She seems pale, tired, and yes, aged. She’s said that she would like to know again what it’s like to not be tired.”

Last year, a Clinton aide acknowledged that her health crisis caused her to stop wearing contact lenses.

“She’ll be wearing these glasses instead of her contacts for a period of time because of lingering issues stemming from her concussion,” spokesman Philippe Reines told ABC News in 2013. “With them on, she sees just fine.”

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aides explained then that she developed a stomach virus, hit her head, suffered a concussion and subsequently developed a blood clot in her brain
It sounded no more believable then than it does now.

Here's an account of her most recent "campaign" activities (excerpted):
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Hillary Clinton makes case for ‘full participation’ and equality
By Philip Rucker,   Published: February 26
WashPost
 

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — In an expansive speech here Wednesday night, Hillary Rodham Clinton said the path for the nation’s renewal lies in broadening the participation of women, the poor, young people and other disadvantaged people in the public debate.

Clinton framed an argument for inclusion and equality that could become a core theme of her 2016 presidential campaign, should she decide to run. She recalled one of the formative experiences of her youth, going to hear the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speak on a cold night in Chicago, and said his message still resonates in the 21st century.

“I sat on the edge of my seat as this preacher challenged us to participate in the cause of justice, not to slumber while the world changed around us,” she recalled.

In her address to more than 6,000 students and faculty members at the University of Miami, Clinton said the nation’s future depends on whether it embraces the idea of “full participation.”

“It is the work of this century to complete the unfinished business of making sure that every girl and boy, that every woman and man, lives in societies that respect their rights no matter who they are, respects their potential and their talents, gives them the opportunities that every human being deserves — no matter where you were born, no matter the color of your skin, no matter your religion, your ethnicity or whom you love,” she said. ...

Clinton spoke here at the invitation of University of Miami President Donna Shalala, a longtime Clinton friend who served as health secretary under President Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton typically commands $200,000 or more per speaking appearance, but Shalala told reporters that Clinton agreed to a “highly discounted” fee. Shalala said a university donor covered the costs, but declined to identify the donor.

Shalala asked Clinton a series of questions from students, including one about the continuing turmoil in Syria. Clinton said the international community needs to stay focused on getting chemical weapons stocks out of Syria, adding that more pressure must be brought on President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to “finish the job.”

Shalala read a question from one student who found a clever way to ask Clinton whether she would run again for president — could Clinton offer any insight about the “TBD . . .” portion of her Twitter biography.

The arena crowd burst into applause, but Clinton kept her followers guessing.

“I will certainly ponder that,” she said, smiling.

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We need to form a prayer circle.

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We need to form a prayer circle.

Tried that....done that.....

I believe a wooden stake and a quality hammer are needed here.
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She is just tired from being the worst SOS.

Hillary has such a big ego she wants nothing more than people guessing. How many times has she said NO, she is not running and she did?
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We shall see, but if her health really is bad enough, the last thing she needs during a campaign is a health crisis brought on by stress.  Can you imagine the uproar if she had a Grand Mal seizure during a primary debate??  Or during a major speech?? 



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We shall see, but if her health really is bad enough, the last thing she needs during a campaign is a health crisis brought on by stress.  Can you imagine the uproar if she had a Grand Mal seizure during a primary debate??  Or during a major speech??
Indeed. Will her outsized ego permit her to take doctors' advice, if that advice is to avoid stress?
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We shall see, but if her health really is bad enough, the last thing she needs during a campaign is a health crisis brought on by stress.  Can you imagine the uproar if she had a Grand Mal seizure during a primary debate??  Or during a major speech??

Do you mean cheers and high fives? :silly:
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