Worried Democrats plot Hillary Clinton’s replacement if her health continues to be an issue
Up until now rumors about Hillary Clinton’s ill-health have been relegated to the conservative websites and blogs, written off as yet another right-wing (or should I say alt-right) conspiracy theory. However that changed yesterday when the former Secretary of State was forced to leave the September 11th event in New York. First we were told it was the heat but then when the Clinton camp realized it was not even 80 degrees outside the story changed to pneumonia. Just two questions: if Hillary Clinton had pneumonia would she have retired from the event to Chelsea Clinton’s place where her grandchild was? Or would she have been seen in a photo-op with a child on the street?
Yesterday brought the so-called conspiracy theory to the mainstream and now we are hearing reports that people within the Democratic establishment are worried about Hillary Clinton’s health and are preparing for a Plan B candidate in the event the former Secretary of State can not continue her campaign.
First David Shuster reported that Democrats were discussing holding an emergency meeting to find a replacement for Hillary Clinton if needs be and then Cokie Roberts confirmed this here:
“The fact that it comes now when the polls are tightening and Democrats are already saying that Hillary was the only candidate who could not beat Trump and it is taking her off of the campaign trail, canceling her trip to California – it has them very nervously beginning to whisper about having her step aside and finding another candidate.”
And now a former Democratic National Committee chairman during Bill Clinton’s Presidency is calling for the Democrats to hold a Plan B meeting, here is more:
A former Democratic National Committee chairman says President Barack Obama and the party’s congressional leaders should immediately come up with a process to identify a potential successor candidate for Hillary Clinton for the off-chance a health emergency forces her out of the race.
“Now is the time for all good political leaders to come to the aid of their party,” said Don Fowler, who helmed the DNC from 1995 to 1997, during Bill Clinton’s presidency, and has backed Hillary Clinton since her 2008 presidential bid. “I think the plan should be developed by 6 o’clock this afternoon.”
Note the urgency he places on this by saying it should be done by 6:00 this evening, it makes one wonder what he knows that we do not know.
Even the White House could not disavow the question of Hillary Clinton’s health, calling it–and Donald Trump’s health–a legitimate issue.
I honestly believe there is something ailing Hillary Clinton, I do not know if it is serious and I hope that it is not serious, but there is something wrong and now even the Democratic insiders can no longer write this off as a conspiracy theory. The chances of Hillary Clinton being replaced is beyond highly unlikely but the fact that the Democrats are worried about this tells us this is more serious than anyone is letting on.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium