The chances that Hillary Clinton’s failing health will push her out of the presidential election may be slim, but as I wrote in a previous article, the Dems need a backup plan just in case.
The liberal media’s initial response was to ignore this potentiality, but a new poll shows that voters are interested in a contingency plan.
According to a Rasmussen poll conducted last week, nearly 50% of Democrats would choose Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to fill Hillary’s spot. Vice President Joe Biden came in second with 22%, followed by Clinton running mate Tim Kaine with 14%.
The same poll found that 63% of Democrats found the media’s coverage of Clinton’s health “excessive,” compared to only 35% of Republicans.
The media may be blowing these health concerns out of proportion, but it’s important to note that Hillary will turn 69 next month.
Trump, who began to comment on Hillary’s frequent coughing fits long before her fainting spell last Sunday, has responded to the situation by emphasizing his own robust health.
In addition to her history of blood clots, Hillary suffered a concussion in 2012 that caused her to “forget” certain security briefings she attended as Secretary of State.
These serious health concerns, combined with her recent comment that half of Trump’s supporters belong in a “basket of deplorables,” have coincided with a drop in the polls, and Hillary now finds herself in a dead tie with her GOP rival.