Hillary Clinton Health

Hillary’s Health: Does it Matter and Who Gets to Have an Opinion?

By Ms. Taylor Hubbs via The Kelli Ward Connection:

What started as a cough at the beginning of the month has become a progressing bout of sicknesses that has many Americans concerned. It’s the political story that keeps on giving: Hillary’s health. In a letter released by the 68 year-old Democratic candidate’s personal physician, Hillary was diagnosed with a mild, non-contagious bacterial pneumonia.  With news networks across the spectrum reassuring the public that Hillary was going to power through her pneumonia, a natural suspicion was raised by free thinkers from both sides of the isle. Physicians, who have admittedly not physically examined Hillary, such as Dr. Kelli Ward, D.O., have raised concerns over this diagnosis. With stories surfacing of her collapse at the 9/11 memorial service in New York, coughing fits, her need for assistance to make it up a flight of stairs, and canceled events and fundraisers left and right, physicians and the public alike are raising concerns over Hillary’s health.

But does it matter?

Wesley Alexander, leader of the Young Dems for Trump movement, argues that “absolutely, [Hillary’s health] does matter”. Alexander brings the issue of Hillary’s health to light by highlighting the fact that her current condition means that voters should be looking, not only at Hillary, but also at Tim Kaine. That perhaps, for the first time in recent history, the vice presidential nominee might also be just as important as the presidential nominee for a party. Outside physicians’ diagnoses suggest that Clinton might have Parkinson’s disease in the late stages — a diagnosis, that, if correct, would most likely concern Americans more than a simple diagnosis of pneumonia. With the executive leadership of our country for the next four years at stake, you can bet that the health of a potential president does matter, and should matter.

But who gets to have an opinion?

As the result of a recent MSNBC interview Dr. Kelli Ward, a licensed physician, was relentlessly attacked for merely discussing Hillary’s health. While Ward admits she has not physically examined Hillary, her observations and her medical background should afford her the credibility to discuss Hillary’s health without public backlash. If Clinton’s health is a concern for Americans, then who gets a say? Who gets to have an opinion? Individuals are hesitant to discuss Hillary’s health for trepidation that they will be scrutinized for not being a medical professional. Yet, when a licensed physician speaks out about their concerns over Clinton’s health, they are attacked over their opinions. So who gets a say? While the media and our fellow electorate may try to silence our outpouring of concerns over the Democratic Presidential nominee’s health, it will be clear in November just who gets a say when the people take their opinions to the polls. 

 

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Taylor Hubbs

Taylor is currently a senior at the University of Arizona studying Public Management and Policy. Fluent in sarcasm and a carb enthusiast, Taylor enjoys being the outspoken Republican in her classes full of Liberals.

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