Though she has earned – or perhaps demanded – the support of her party as she ramps up for an expected 2016 presidential run, Hillary Clinton nevertheless has a few major obstacles to overcome.
As secretary of state, her response to the Benghazi terror attack was seen by many as woefully inadequate; and her bizarrely disconnected response during testimony (“What difference does it make?”) has left an indelible mark on her political career. Aside from that, Clinton has few accomplishments of note on which to base her candidacy–despite having held prominent positions of power since her husband’s presidency.
What could be her greatest challenge, however, is something GOP strategist Karl Rove brought up during a recent conference appearance near Los Angeles. He cited a widely publicized fall that resulted in a hospital stay for Clinton in December 2012. Though she was reportedly diagnosed with a blood clot, Rove is convinced there is much more to the story that has not been released.
“Thirty days in the hospital?” he asked. “And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what’s up with that.”
Shortly after her release, Clinton spokesperson Philippe Reines confirmed the Fresnel prisms applied to her eyeglass lens were to treat “lingering issues stemming from her concussion.”
Experts confirm such side effects, including double vision, can last several weeks to a few months. It is now nearly a year and a half after her fall, though; and Rove wants to know the full story regarding the Democrat’s health.
Of course, Clinton handlers deny Rove’s allegations, writing them off as nothing more than partisan scare tactics.
“Please assure Dr. Rove she’s 100 percent,” a Clinton representative said in response to his comments.
The source suggested that Rove “has deceived the country for years, but there are no words for this level of lying.”
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