Peter Lavelle: When will Hillary Clinton blame Vladimir Putin for fainting at the 9/11 ceremony?

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, meets U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on her arrival at the APEC summit in Vladivostok, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel,Pool)

Hillary Clinton refuses to discuss real issues and calls anyone who doesn’t support her a Putin agent or “useful idiot.” She has lied and obfuscated for her entire political career, but video strongly suggesting she has serious health issues can’t be so easily spun away.

I have stayed clear of Clinton’s real and alleged health problems in this campaign. I am not a medical professional and believe as such I should be careful when making any assessment or drawing a conclusion. (Sadly, but predictably, most journalists often write on issues they have no knowledge about.) But I do take exception to the way Campaign Clinton explains away issues that are important – like being honest with the public.

One does not have to be a “conspiracy theorist” to ask some commonsense questions on whether a person is fit for high political office. The recent “medical episode” at the 9-11 ceremony is a case in point. If Hillary does have pneumonia (as of last week), why wasn’t the public informed of this? Is there such a things as a “pneumonia episode” in which there is some kind of attack that one can bounce back after 90 minutes?

Should a person with pneumonia be around a large number of people at a public event? Should a person with pneumonia have contact with a small child? Why did Hillary go to her daughter’s apartment and not to hospital or clinic?

The timeline for her personal physician to treat her appears dodgy – was Hillary really examined? When watching the damaging video it appears her security detail where unfazed by Hillary’s “medical episode” – had they seen such episodes before?

The Clinton campaign needs to answer these very straightforward questions and not expect all of us “deplorables” to nod our heads in agreement, taking their word for it. There are too many “episodes” not adequately explained.

There is of course a political angle to all of this: Is Hillary trying to avoid debating Donald Trump? Is she attempting to change the topic (still again) to avoid acknowledging her fading poll numbers? Is she looking for sympathy from the voters?

Given how Hillary has run her campaign rest assured she still has her favorite card up her sleeve: When will Hillary Clinton blame Vladimir Putin for fainting at the 9-11 ceremony?

Peter Lavelle is host of RT’s political debate program CrossTalk. His views may or may not reflect those of his employer.

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