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Pneumonia Politics

Commentary is not impressed with the folks that advise and surround Secretary Hillary Clinton. This race shouldn’t even be close. I have to agree with David Axelrod on the following. Check this from Politico:

David Axelrod on Monday burned Hillary Clinton for her notorious lack of transparency, calling it more problematic than her recent diagnosis of pneumonia. 

“Antibiotics can take care of pneumonia. What’s the cure for an unhealthy penchant for privacy that repeatedly creates unnecessary problems?” Axelrod, President Barack Obama’s former chief campaign strategist, tweeted on Monday morning. 

Clinton’s campaign was heavily criticized by the press and others for failing to disclose the diagnosis, which she received on Friday, until Sunday, when the Democratic nominee had to leave a 9/11 memorial service in New York and almost collapsed as aides helped her into a van.

Clinton’s whereabouts were unknown for a period of time, and her campaign initially said she got “overheated” at the event and was “feeling much better.” It wasn’t until much later in the day that the campaign revealed Clinton had been diagnosed with pneumonia two days earlier. 

Throughout her political career, Clinton has been known for her fierce sense of privacy. That trait has haunted her this campaign season, perhaps most acutely with her decision to use a private email server while she was secretary of state — a controversy that continues to be a drag on her presidential run.

They are doing it to themselves.  They need to open up or else.

On MLB, name the team that leads the AL in runners caught trying to steal base?

On the politics of pneumonia, I don’t think I have ever heard of a presidential candidate having pneumonia less than two months before the election. There is no book on this! I don’t know how this will play out. The wobbly video is definitely not good. We will just have to wait and see.

Secretary Hillary Clinton makes one deplorable gaffe and the world around her explodes. Donald Trump makes gaffe after gaffe and folks shrug.

Back to the gaffe. If this was scripted beforehand, then shame on her staff.   If we win this thing, and if she takes her trusted aides to the White House, there won’t be a second term.

Like I said, this race shouldn’t be this close. You have to blame her and her campaign.

What a rough weekend for the Clinton campaign.

The ‘Stros of course have had 39 runners thrown out trying to steal a base and they lead the AL in this category.

Our last 10 games have been played against first place team. We are 4-6 during this stretch. We are now 3 ½ out of the Wild Card with 19 games remaining. It is going to be difficult. The Rangers are in for three. Like I said. It is going to be difficult.

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