Last summer and early fall, as Hillary was coughing her way through every campaign stop and then “fainted” (or worse) at the September 11 Memorial, there was a juicy rumor going around. The rumor was one that certainly made me cringe, and it turns out it was more than just mere speculation.
It started when a video surfaced of Hillary’s “fall” at the September 11 Memorial and spread like wildfire all over the internet, with much speculation that she was in dire health and never going to make it to Election Day. Watching the way she stumbled and fell and was carried into a waiting car, how could anyone not think there was something serious going on? People wondered, what would happen to her candidacy then? And although the DNC denied there was anything to talk about it turns out, they were worried enough to talk about contingency plans. Check out the video below and you will see why.
While the electorate became increasingly focused on Hillary’s health, rumor had it that Joe Biden was waiting in the wings. There was talk of an October surprise in which Biden would replace the ailing Hillary. I remember at the time thinking that would be very bad for Trump. But, most dismissed it as conspiracy talk and the story faded and the election took place according to plan. But now we know that Biden was actually Plan B, and being carefully weighed by the DNC Chair, Donna Brazile.
Thankfully, plan B didn’t happen, and the reason Brazile gives for keeping Hillary is astounding.
H/T Daily Wire
“According to The Washington Post, former DNC Chair Donna Brazile recalls in her forthcoming book, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, that she thought about replacing Hillary Clinton on the Democratic ticket after the candidate fainted at the 9/11 memorial:
… Brazile details widespread dysfunction and dissension throughout the Democratic Party, including secret deliberations over using her powers as interim DNC chair to initiate the process of removing Clinton and running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) from the ticket after Clinton’s Sept. 11, 2016, collapse in New York City.
Brazile writes that she considered a dozen combinations to replace the nominees and settled on Biden and Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.), the duo she felt most certain would win over enough working-class voters to defeat Republican Donald Trump. But then, she writes, “I thought of Hillary, and all the women in the country who were so proud of and excited about her. I could not do this to them.”
One can’t help but wonder about the disruption that such an exchange would have caused, and whether a Biden/Booker ticket could have triumphed over President Trump.”
You know what that means, right? The Democrats actually DID lose because of sexism, just not the kind Hillary was talking about! Think about it, Donna Brazile admits that she didn’t push for Biden because she didn’t want to let all those poor women down who supported Hillary. They were so excited! Replacing Hillary with a white male? That would be so mean to those poor ladies who longed to see a female in the White House. So she kept Hillary because Hillary is a woman, a sexist reason if you ask me. Then, they lost the election! How’s that for irony?
We also can assume from this latest revelation that Hillary’s fall probably was more than the “heat” (wasn’t it a mild mid-70 degree day anyway?) and quite possibly a much more serious issue. While Democrats insisted there was nothing to see here, there definitely seemed to be. This seems a safe bet now that we know how close Hillary came to losing her position to Biden!
I am quite relieved Brazile did not try to replace Hillary with Uncle Joe. Frankly, he is a lot more likable than she is and definitely would have attracted more voters. Biden even acknowledged that he would have beat her had he run, and very well may have beat Trump and been president right now. He has also admitted that he now regrets his decision not to run. A lot of Democrats agree, Uncle Joe.
All I can say is phew, that was a close one!