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Mon Sep 12, 2016, 12:06 PM Sep 2016

Clinton aide says, ‘We could have done better,’ amid criticism over health disclosures [View all]

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Source: Washington Post, by Abby Phillip

A top aide to Hillary Clinton acknowledged that the campaign could have handled news of her pneumonia diagnosis better after being criticized for keeping the public and the media in the dark.

“We could have done better yesterday, but it is a fact that the public knows more about HRC than any nominee in history,” wrote Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri on Twitter in response to the criticism, using the initials of the Democratic presidential nominee.

President Obama’s former campaign strategist David Axelrod took a swipe at the campaign earlier in the morning by suggesting that although Clinton’s pneumonia could be treated with antibiotics, an “unhealthy penchant for privacy that repeatedly creates unnecessary problems” could not.

But Palmieri noted, in response to Axelrod’s criticism, that Clinton has released more medical and financial information than Trump, who has refused to release his tax returns and released a letter from a doctor that was widely criticized for lacking any concrete medical information about his health.

More at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/clinton-aide-says-we-could-have-done-better-amid-criticism-over-health-disclosures/2016/09/12/58883a50-78f2-11e6-bd86-b7bbd53d2b5d_story.html
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It's done. Don't worry about it. Loki Liesmith Sep 2016 #1
So when the "opposition" says... yallerdawg Sep 2016 #3
But this from an "opposition" whose illegal dealings are hiding in plain sight BumRushDaShow Sep 2016 #5
You know this is exactly what the opposition says about Hillary. yallerdawg Sep 2016 #8
"I want the Hillary campaign to stop 'feeding the beast'" BumRushDaShow Sep 2016 #14
Election is almost baked in at this point Loki Liesmith Sep 2016 #6
Watch the polls. yallerdawg Sep 2016 #22
watching the polls is part of my job Loki Liesmith Sep 2016 #23
She averaged an eight point lead a month ago FBaggins Sep 2016 #24
I am assigning probabilities Loki Liesmith Sep 2016 #29
The thing that we have not accounted for, however... FBaggins Sep 2016 #30
one cannot account for the unknowable Loki Liesmith Sep 2016 #32
A lot of what the opposition discusses are conspiracy theories about her health R B Garr Sep 2016 #35
Riiiiiiight. ChairmanAgnostic Sep 2016 #17
Doubt it moves numbers much Loki Liesmith Sep 2016 #21
Trump doesn't even have a Press pool following him MattP Sep 2016 #2
She was diagnosed with pneumonia Friday. yallerdawg Sep 2016 #4
Sun rises in the east... water still wet... FBaggins Sep 2016 #7
That would explain the "coughing fits." yallerdawg Sep 2016 #12
Sigh. There are days when I think I need to be her campaign advisor. "Ma'am, Nay Sep 2016 #15
The doctor's statement implies that it's the other way around FBaggins Sep 2016 #16
While yet others are pretending this is something of actual substance and concern. LanternWaste Sep 2016 #27
When your opposition says you hide medical conditions... yallerdawg Sep 2016 #31
K&R When do we get to read about mandatory "financial disclosures" from Trump? Jeffersons Ghost Sep 2016 #9
I still don't understand why they took her to Chelsea's apt B2G Sep 2016 #10
Simple melman Sep 2016 #13
My guess is they contacted her personal physician who originally diagnosed the pneumonia DesertRat Sep 2016 #39
Because she knew she needed to just sit in a cool quiet place for a bit and then would be ok. uppityperson Sep 2016 #41
Hillary BiminiTwisted Sep 2016 #11
YES!!!!! ^^^THIS^^^ crazylikafox Sep 2016 #19
DUZY! And this should be its own thread... senseandsensibility Sep 2016 #33
Good one! DesertRat Sep 2016 #40
Brilliant! DawgHouse Sep 2016 #42
They took a calculated risk and they lost. CanadaexPat Sep 2016 #18
My problem is she has been painted as... yallerdawg Sep 2016 #20
Yes, could have done better gratuitous Sep 2016 #25
"It's never wrong to do what's right." yallerdawg Sep 2016 #28
Can you guarantee that disclosure wouldn't have cause the same shitstorm? gratuitous Sep 2016 #36
She needs to take care of herself lovuian Sep 2016 #37
Yes they could have but meanwhile, Trump slides by on his hippie doctor's 1 page book report. yellowcanine Sep 2016 #26
Anybody in the medical field knows lovuian Sep 2016 #34
KIck and rec. Hiding this was a mistake Arazi Sep 2016 #38
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