Hillary’s campaign is in cover-up mode, but it’s clear to the meanest intelligence that something bad happened today at the 911 Memorial. It’s so bad that Chris Cillizza has had to concede that Hillary’s health, rather than being a fevered imagining in the right-wing swamps (which he argued a little more than a week ago), is instead a real issue. Even die-hards at the Leftist Slate acknowledged that the first video released showing Hillary’s departure from the 911 memorial didn’t look good.
Even worse for Hillary, the more videos that appear regarding her collapse, the worse it looks. As you can see, she’s unable to stand upright as she waits for her SUV, leaning instead on a short pillar with people supporting her. When she moves towards the vehicle, she staggers and bobs as if she’s so drunk she’s barely conscious. Since I don’t think that Hillary, despite her reputation for tippling, was drunk this morning, something else very bad is going on:
Her campaign will have two choices — tell the truth or claim that the combination of heat and emotion overwhelmed her. Of course, even those who accept the latter story as true might have a hard time envisioning in our nation’s highest office someone who can’t handle an emotionally stressful warm day. After all, there are a lot of those days when you’re the American president, especially in the world Obama is leaving us. Indeed, if you want to know just how dreadful that world is, read the opinion piece that Liz and Dick Cheney wrote for the Wall Street Journal.
The essay is depressing, but Americans need to know what the stakes are in the upcoming election: Obama leaves us a much more dangerous world, with many dangerous in the Middle East funded by illegally transferred US dollars, and a severely shrunken military (and one, moreover, from which Obama purged commanders who are more interested in defending America than in pursuing social justice).
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.