On September 21, Hillary Clinton gave the world her worst optics yet:
(Image credit: The Conservative Treehouse)
She said, ‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead, you might ask?’
She then went into a tirade against Donald Trump and the right to work. Note the point in the video where she aims her forefingers at the camera, suggesting the Gunfight at the OK Corral:
When I first saw this, I thought she wanted someone to film a private rant.
However, it turns out that she was speaking via videoconference — indicating she was too ill to attend — to the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) in Las Vegas.
She heard her audience and ramped up her voice and rhetoric.
However, for the rest of us, because there is no sound other than her voice in the video, she looks and sounds seriously affected by Donald Trump, as if he were occupying real estate in her mind.
This has not gone unnoticed.
Fox News’s Monica Crowley tweeted:
Mr Nolte from North Carolina gave us a voter’s view:
He is right. Not good.
Here’s a compare and contrast set of photos that are positively dire. The one on the left was taken on her plane when she took questions about the bombing in Manhattan on September 17:
Last week Sarina Fazan, a reporter for an ABC affiliate in Florida, asked Clinton about her recent bout with pneumonia and hoped she was feeling better (emphases mine):
She added: “Some doctors have said because of your age, as well as your opponent’s age, that you could be at higher risk for dementia or even Alzheimer’s, and have suggested that you take some neurological test. Would you be willing to do that?”
Clinton laughed at the suggestion, pointing to a recent detailed look at her health history that found her in “excellent mental condition.”
“I’m very sorry I got pneumonia, and I’m glad antibiotics took care of it, and that’s behind us now,” Clinton said. “I am physically and mentally healthy and fit to serve as president of the United States.”
When Fazan pressed, Clinton clarified that she would likely not release a neurological test.
“There’s no need for that. The information is very clear, and the information, as I said, meets the standards that every other president has ever had to meet,” Clinton said.
By contrast, on September 15, Donald Trump released a full set of health data to Dr Mehmet Oz on his television show:
Dr. Mehmet Oz told NBC News after the taping he was “surprised” Trump provided him with the information.
“I looked at them and tried to process it pretty quickly and I got to say as a doctor, if he was my patient, they are good for a man of his age,” Dr. Oz said.
Those in the audience told NBC News after the interview that Dr. Oz gave Trump a clean bill of health.
Monday, September 26, sees the first of the presidential debates. Which Hillary will appear?
A nation holds its collective breath, especially because both candidates must debate from lecterns.
For a good laugh that’s so close to the truth, check out the Townhall cartoon, ‘2016 Debate Prep’.