Damon Linker, The Week: Why did Hillary Clinton lie about her health?
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign just made a massive error. We'll know within the next few weeks if the error will prove to be catastrophic.
On Sunday, Clinton abruptly left a Manhattan ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A video shows her shakily stumbling while trying to get into a van to leave. The candidate's physician later offered this explanation: Clinton has had an allergy-related cough for some time, and during an examination on Friday, the Democratic nominee was diagnosed with pneumonia, put on antibiotics, and told to take time out to rest. She became overheated and dehydrated during Sunday morning's event, which led her to collapse. She's now home in Chappaqua and on the road to recovery.
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WNU Editor: Certain websites that have been pushing the Hillary Clinton health story must feel vindicated .... Matt Drudge Vindicated By Hillary Fainting Episode (Daily Caller). As to what's my take .... if she does not have another "medical episode" .... this story will be forgotten (or be minor blip) on election day. If there is another episode .... or more details on her medical/health status are released that will raise questions .... it is going to hurt.
More Commentaries And Analysis On Hillary Clinton's Health
Stumble Raises New Questions About Clinton's Health -- Alexis Simendinger, RCP
Hillary Clinton stumbles -- will her campaign follow? -- Stephen Collinson, CNN
A Conspiracy Theory No Longer -- Jonathan Tobin, Commentary
Hillary Clinton’s Pneumonia Jolts the Presidential Race -- WSJ
Hillary Clinton's Health Scare: 9 Unanswered Questions -- NBC