30 May Hillary Clinton – Too Sick to be President? Part II
If elected as President of the United States in 2016, Hillary Clinton (born 10/26/1947) will, at her Inauguration, become its second oldest President. Ronald Reagan was 69 years, 11 months old at his January, 1981 Inauguration.
Age alone requires the release of Mrs. Clinton’s medical records during her presidential candidacy. The electorate is owed transparency regarding a candidate’s health, if only to consider the possibility a medical tragedy during the presidential tenure. Neither Woodrow Wilson’s significant hypertension and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) nor Franklin Roosevelt’s severely elevated blood pressure and congestive heart failure were revealed to the public prior to the 1916 and 1944 national elections. Otherwise, the American public would not have been jolted by the news of Wilson’s devastating stroke and Roosevelt’s death.
John F. Kennedy’s sickly past was glossed over in misleading medical reports during his campaign. Especially deceptive was Dr. Janet Travell’s pre-nomination press release that obfuscated JFK’s life-threatening Addison’ Disease.
Consequently, it is disturbing to the author that a May 2014 Rasmussen poll revealed that voters are closely divided whether all presidential candidates should release their most recent medical records to the public. Only 38% of likely voters were in favor. The poll respondents were much more strongly in favor that the candidates release their most recent tax returns.
It is likely that the healthy tenures of recent presidents Clinton. GW Bush and Obama have produced the present voter complacency.