It certainly is.
The American people have the right to know the full details of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s health. Why? Hillary Clinton is running to be the President of the United States of America. That alone should be enough reason why.
The American president is arguably the most powerful and influential person in the world. They need to be able to deal with a lot of stress while remaining alert and energetic. Their health is paramount to their ability to execute the office.
A presidential candidate’s health is therefore an election issue and something that should be disclosed to the public (like taxes). Why make such a big deal of holding on to it if there’s nothing to see? Any actions that the public perceives as an attempt to hide what such detailed reports could contain only gives legitimacy to those who are pushing the issue the hardest.
John McCain was Asked to Disclose his Health Records
During the 2008 presidential election, Senator John McCain was asked to disclose his health records in full. He did.
Here’s a list of some articles from the time making Senator McCain’s health an election issue:
Why is Secretary Hillary Clinton’s health not relevant to her ability to exercise the office of President of the United States? Why was it, then, relevant to Senator McCain’s ability? Are the media being fair? Whose interests are important to them – the American electorate’s or someone else’s?
News is supposed to be presented without bias. Journalism is investigative by nature and about uncovering the truth. It’s supposed to look at both sides of an issue in full, not immediately dismiss one side without reason to. Whether the media has ulterior motives or not for their selective coverage, they’re doing the American public a disservice.
When something seems dishonest, curious people will be driven to know the truth.
What Evidence Exists to Suggest Hillary’s Sick?
Recently, Hillary Clinton’s public appearances have been plagued by coughing fits and other strange behavior. She’s needed help getting up and down stairs. She’s responded bizarrely when asked simple questions.
While not all of these actions automatically indicate ill-health, it certainly warrants questioning. The Hillary Clinton campaign should be able to answer for these behaviors if there is, indeed, nothing wrong. But they haven’t. When a figure who lives in the public spotlight as a presidential candidate does appears unwell to the public, they will be rightfully concerned and interested. It is not ethical to dismiss their genuine questions and concerns as conspiracy theories.
How Will it Affect the Campaign?
It’s unclear if the issue means much to voters in the long run. Donald Trump is likely to continue spinning it in an attempt to delegitimize Hillary Clinton and her campaign. Either way, if the accusations being made are true, the American public has a right to know.
If there really is nothing wrong, why not just release the information? It would immediately dismiss the issue so that Hillary Clinton could reorient her campaign and move on. Simply dismissing the questions about her health as conspiracy theories is not helping her make this go away. All it’s doing is giving more power to Trump to control the narrative.