So, it turns out that Hillary Clinton has had pneumonia since Friday.
Have you had pneumonia before? Even at my young age about thirteen or so years ago, it was tough. I don’t think I would have been able to handle a full campaign schedule.
Now, I’ve been a Sanders supporter. What I liked is his grit and determination. I wondered, to be honest, if Clinton had what it took. Did she have the determination and strength to be President?
We’ve just seen how she handles pneumonia. Which is a horrible illness — it’s amazing she wasn’t coughing more. She had a fever. She may have been sweating, nauseous, desperately wanting to lie down. Pneumonia is hell.
But she kept going. Not only did she keep a full campaign schedule — she tried her darndest to be the picture of perfect health.
It’s everything that I like and dislike about Clinton, but it tips the scales in the favor of what I like about her. She is trying to shore up her public image, constantly. But underneath it all, she is working her hardest for the American people. She feels like she has to hold back, constantly, due to the stigma surrounding her and due to long decades in the limelight, but if you watch her actions you’ll see she is really working hard for successfully in fighting for the American people — sacrificing, caring. As she stated recently:
“If you want to run for the Senate, or run for the Presidency, most of your role models are going to be men. And what works for them won’t work for you. Women are seen through a different lens. It’s not bad. It’s just a fact. It’s really quite funny. I’ll go to these events and there will be men speaking before me, and they’ll be pounding the message, and screaming about how we need to win the election. And people will love it. And I want to do the same thing. Because I care about this stuff. But I’ve learned that I can’t be quite so passionate in my presentation. I love to wave my arms, but apparently that’s a little bit scary to people. And I can’t yell too much. It comes across as ‘too loud’ or ‘too shrill’ or ‘too this’ or ‘too that.’ Which is funny, because I’m always convinced that the people in the front row are loving it.”
It’s a day that reminds us, too, who would be best on the world stage — who will we trust most to project a respected image to the world, as a representative of all the determination, grit, and heart that is in America. Someone who tells the world that, no matter what happens, this country’s leaders are determined to do what is best for all of the American people.
Thanks for reading.