…when Gen. David Petraeus fainted during a Congressional hearing in 2010, no one blinked. The cause was dehydration/jetlag/a lack of food. We paused and then moved on.
In 1992, when Republican Pres. George H.W. Bush fainted and vomited in Japan, some of us rude people made jokes, but I don’t remember any one using that as a basis for questioning his ability to lead. (He had the flu.)
When Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stumbled at a 9/11 memorial and left early with the help of a contingent of agents, the Twitterverse went crazy. The diagnosis was pneumonia and perhaps dehydration.
Granted, Gen. Petraeus wasn’t running for President and Bush always was President, but does this strike you as fair, the different reactions? Let me tell you, as a woman: This is what we do. We push on through. We go to work sick. We don’t lay down until we’re knocked down.
Then, too, there’s the argument that even if she did have a grave health issue, people would still vote for her.