Could health concerns nix Hillary’s 2016 run?
The rumors about Hillary Clinton’s overall health have persisted since her disappearance from public eye between Election Day in 2012 leading up to her testimony regarding the Benghazi attack. At that time, numerous explanations were given for her weeks of absence yet some reporters are now asking whether the truth about her health is being withheld.
Report from The Daily Caller:
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%.”
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 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?”
Not all that shocking that information might by locked inside the Clinton inner circle. Why release any information now especially since there is still a good year before serious 2016 campaigning will begin. Let the Republicans continue to run against Clinton and ignore the rest of the Democratic field up until the last minute.
Then again, this is all speculation and rumor at this point so it may be nothing.