Feb
28
2014

Health whispers about Hillary Clinton.

Always hard to tell how much of this is true, how much of this is BS, and how much is BS that also happens to be true, but for completely unrelated reasons.

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.

I mean, when you’re quoting the tabloids in a story like this (which the Daily Caller proceeds to do), you never know whether you’re quoting the tabloids that broke the John Edwards story, or the tabloids that have predicted the imminent divorce of every sitting President of the last thirty years or more. But the truth of it is this: running for President is one of the most fatiguing jobs in the world*. If you don’t have health problems going in, you will. If you do have health problems, they can get much worse, very quickly**. How long can ambition trump basic well-being?

Guess we’ll see.  The 2016 Democratic primaries threaten to be top-heavy with old people, in poor health.

Moe Lane

*Not as much as actually being President, of course.

**Go ask Rick Perry about that.  I like the governor and I hopes that he runs again, but he should have waited until his back was healed up before running in 2012.

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