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Time for Hillary Clinton to End Her Campaign

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Screen shot of Clinton collapse, 9/11/16 New York City
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It's a beautiful day in New York. Hillary Clinton, 9/11/16

Video of Hillary Clinton leaving a 9/11-memorial ceremony in New York City establishes a clear case to question her ability to continue running for president or to serve if elected.

As Clinton was leaving the 90-minute ceremony at ground zero in lower Manhattan, the candidate waved at a small crowd and headed to her van. Look at this video from Zednek Gazda. Clinton becomes unstable. Members of her retinue take her arms to support her. She collapses and is then lifted into the van.

Clinton went to her daughter's nearby apartment for two hours, then emerged, and tried to put a good face on it. When reporters asked about her health and how she was feeling, Clinton simply blew off the questions. Her response was, "It's a beautiful day in New York." (CNN)

Review the video here and draw your own conclusions. The facts of the event, her freezing up and need to be propped up, are undeniable.

Questions and speculation about Hilary Clinton's health have persisted for over three years. The questions began in earnest when Clinton delayed her congressional testimony before the Senate committee due to a fall and concussion in December 2012. That event was seen by some as an insincere ploy to avoid testifying before a hostile congressional committee and by others as an interesting question mark about the health implications of her concussion. As the lame duck Secretary of State, Clinton had no obligations or responsibilities that affected the public at that time.

Clinton should step down as a candidate for prsident

Right now, Clinton is actively competing in the 2016 presidential election and the necessity of getting these questions answered is imminent. The public has a right to if their candidate is fit to serve once elected.

While we can't be sure that Clinton will be unable to serve, we are sure of two things. Clinton has some health problems that caused her to collapse and that seem fairly serious. At a time when health questions were escalating, she simply had to walk to her car. Clinton was unable to keep it together for even a short walk to her car without collapsing.

Should her collapse today cause her to withdraw her candidacy?

The answer is clearly yes.

Immediately after her collapse, Clinton proxies flew into action. A Democratic Member of Congress from New York told CNN that the memorial service was indeed a sweltering event. A CNN talking head endorsed this. The obvious question is how many other people leaving the event collapsed after a short walk to their car, a cab, or the subway?

After the incident, Clinton brushed off questions about her health by saying "It's a beautiful day in New York."

This stonewalling comes in the context of numerous claims of compromised health. The multitude of YouTube snips are interesting but not definitive. Competing medical opinions are totally unreliable since the doctors are connected to either the candidate or the political parties.

The most compelling evidence of compromised health comes from the conduct of her campaign. Clinton has a light schedule, almost no press contact, and holds very few public rallies. From December 5, 2015 through September 1, 2016, Clinton failed to hold an open press conference. This is stunning. Few candidates enjoy talking to the press but it's part of the fabric of political campaigns in the United States. She held no press conferences. Why?

Clinton's campaign has been light on public appearances, a fact acknowledged by her own supporters. She has a few events scheduled before the September 26 debate but only one rally.

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