Hillary’s secrecy and the unknowns that surround her have me concerned about more than her pneumonia. I don’t think there’s a grand conspiracy at play with her health. But there is something there. It’s a lack of trust and dialogue between us, the people, and Hillary Clinton (and her team). She and her team might not outright lie. But they ‘lawyer’ their rhetoric in a way that does not disclose the whole truth.

Her health is an issue worth exploring. However, it’s not like Trump can be expected to be very healthy, either. It doesn’t even seem like he sleeps. Both of their schedules are hectic. Extremely hectic. Frankly, I would be worried about either candidate in the White House.

I was an “18D” or Special Forces Medical Sergeant. I was given the opportunity to see patients and recommend courses of action both here in the states, with participating hospitals, and abroad. Granted, when abroad I enjoyed more autonomy but also more scrutiny and pressure to get it right. Pneumonia is not trivial. It kills people. But, it does have to be severe, and if someone has a bad case of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), you’d know it. Someone would have or should have done something. There again, this might be a symptom of how political leaders are treated, like show ponies.  I suspect Hillary didn’t even think about it. Instead, she just went from event to event being propped up like an ornament, gave her speech, coughed, and moved on.

Whenever I get a cough, I ignore it. I am my worst patient. That’s typical of “Alpha” types. Hillary, I would think, is a A-type personality and probably doesn’t care if she has a cough. We’ve all heard and seen the cough in the past and as of late. She’s an elderly women at 68 and obviously not an athlete. She is visibly overweight and probably at risk for any number of things. JFK had bad health, too. Many think Ronald Reagan was senile by the end of his presidency. John McCain seems like he’s off his rocker at times.