The Historical Amnesia about Hillary’s Health

screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-4-36-42-pmJFK and FDR are the wrong examples to cite; Paul Tsongas is a better one.

Hillary Clinton’s fall in New York and absence from the campaign trail will spur a lot of discussion about presidential health, the kind of discussion that inevitably ends up invoking Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. One implied conclusion is that because both presidents are remembered fondly — particularly by Democrats — the dishonesty that was perpetuated about their medical conditions was, in retrospect, a necessary evil.
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