Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is weathering a hailstorm of criticism after she had a health episode in New York City where she apparently lost her balance while waiting for her vehicle to arrive. Now certain Democrats, fearful for Clinton’s long-term health, believe the Democratic National Committee must enact a policy to prepare for the possibility that Clinton’s health will prevent her from completing her campaign in November.
The former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Don Fowler, said of crafting a contingency plan, “It’s something you would be a fool not to prepare for.” Fowler further speculated Clinton’s health will become more of a focal point in the future if she has another episode in front of cameras, “She better get well before she gets back out there because if she gets back out there too soon, it might happen again.”
Who would replace Clinton if she were to bow out of the race? Fowler gave several examples, “This is a different time, with a lot more people who like to express themselves and perhaps wrest control. I’m sure some of the Sanders people would want to get into play and some of the Biden people. I think you’re likely to have at least discussions and perhaps controversy.”
Hillary Clinton dropping out of the race would certainly be controversial and would place the entire presidential election in a tizzy. Never before in American history has a presidential nominee dropped out of the race so close to election day, and doing so would have disastrous consequences for Democrats up and down the line.