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Hillary Clinton

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Kempsy3 Mon 12-Sep-16 12:32:51

Do you think Hillary will be well enough to continue her campaign for the Presidency? and if not how much of a setback will that be for the democrats?

Elegran Mon 12-Sep-16 12:44:05

Would this be better in the "News and Politics" section than in the Books/Bookclub one?

Riverwalk Mon 12-Sep-16 13:40:29

I hope Hillary recovers - could be that Trump ends up president by default.

Ana Mon 12-Sep-16 13:44:28

That's what's worrying me, Riverwalk. I'm not Hillary's biggest fan, but she'd be a far safer pair of hands than Trump, IMO.

KatGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 12-Sep-16 13:46:35


Would this be better in the "News and Politics" section than in the Books/Bookclub one?

We've moved this into News and Politics now smile

Riverwalk Mon 12-Sep-16 13:51:54

Yes, Ana she would. I have a good American friend, a real West Coast liberal, who said she will vote for Hillary but with a peg on her nose.

She is very unpopular in many quarters - evidenced by the fact that she and Trump (of all people to be the Republican candidate) are 50/50 in the polls.

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 12-Sep-16 14:01:52

I really wish her the very best of health - and soon. (Please God)

daphnedill Mon 12-Sep-16 14:07:09

It doesn't sound good, does it?

I hope Hillary recovers, but maybe the Americans could do what the Russians allegedly did with Brezhnev. There are some people who claim that Brezhnev was already dead when he made his final appearance.

Trump as President is just too horrific to think about.

AlieOxon Mon 12-Sep-16 14:12:26

Actually, I'd spot him as a candidate for a heart attack....overweight, red he going to tell his blood pressure?

TriciaF Mon 12-Sep-16 14:57:17

I wonder if the Democrats would be able to put Bernie Sanders forward as their candidate, if Hilary is too poorly to continue?

daphnedill Mon 12-Sep-16 15:26:46

If she were already in office, I think it would be the Vice-President who would step up. That's what happened when JFK was assassinated and when Nixon resigned.

tanith Mon 12-Sep-16 15:30:21

She has to get better quickly I can't bear the thought of Trump.

Wobblybits Mon 12-Sep-16 15:36:53

Unfortunately, I just can't see Hilary Clinton winning, I am pretty sure we will be saddled with Trump. sad

kittylester Mon 12-Sep-16 15:47:42

Trump and Corbyn is a very strange combination to contemplate. Well, Trump is too awful to contemplate.

PRINTMISS Mon 12-Sep-16 15:57:28

I would think she is probably exhausted by all the travelling, talking and almost bullying which appears to be happening in America at the moment. The people we see seem to be so full of a kind of hatred, although I accept we only see a few who are in the crowds on t.v. Let us hope she recovers quickly and wins the election, heaven help America if not, is all I can say.

sunseeker Mon 12-Sep-16 16:29:48

She was apparently diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday but instead of resting decided to continue her campaign. After she collapsed her aides issued a statement saying she was overheated, although they knew the real reason. I don't understand why it was necessary to lie about her health. Personally I don't know which of the candidates frightens me more!

Ana Mon 12-Sep-16 16:36:00

I don't understand why it was necessary to lie about her health.

Ill-health on the campaign trail could and would be seen as a sign of weakness by many of Hillary's detractors, and used against her.

NotTooOld Mon 12-Sep-16 17:26:41

If she has to withdraw due to ill health can another candidate take her place or does Trump automatically win?

sunseeker Mon 12-Sep-16 18:50:28

Ana it may have been seen as a sign of weakness by some but most people accept politicians are human and do get ill - now everyone will talk about the lie rather than the fact she was ill.

Ana Mon 12-Sep-16 18:53:08

I don't think they are doing though, sunseeker. Most people accept the need to play down health issues when something this important is at stake.

jinglbellsfrocks Mon 12-Sep-16 19:07:10

Well, perhaps she thinks that if people think she won't be up to the job physically, they won't vote for her. Seems reasonable to me.

DaphneBroon Mon 12-Sep-16 19:27:07

I liked this

Deedaa Mon 12-Sep-16 20:21:53

grin grin grin I like that one!

Stansgran Mon 12-Sep-16 20:30:11

Putin,Corbyn,Trump Mugabe, Assad . A vision of hell on earth. I'm sure there are others.

absent Tue 13-Sep-16 00:46:13

Donald Trump has persistently commented on Hilary Clinton's health suggesting that she is literally unfit to be President. This is surely the most likely reason for her to play down the fact that she has pneumonia. I would guess that she considered attending the ceremony in New York on 11 September particularly important and didn't want to hand DT a weapon to fire at her by missing it. Incidentally, overheating happens a lot when someone is suffering from pneumonia. I recall being plunged into a just about tepid bath and then draped with a wet sheet in bed in front of an open window. Fortunately, pneumonia is usually quickly treated except in the case of the extremely elderly (that's why it's called "the old man's friend") or those with some other serious health problems.