There is lots of unofficial buzz going around that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is having an emergency meeting to converse about replacing Hillary Clinton as the presidential nominee. Assuming this gets any teeth to it and assuming it’s actually true (There are many reports about it; however, I haven’t seen anything from what I would deem a valid or reliable news source, though these days, some might argue there’s no such thing. LBVS), I cannot think of anybody they could get at this late stage who would be viable. Tim Kaine’s or Bernie Sanders’ name were bantered about as alternatives; however, don’t think for one minute Clinton will step aside without a fight. Furthermore, if the Dems decide to back another candidate, that indubitably would ensure a victory for Donald Trump.
Based on recent polls, it’s a very tight race. Off the bat, approximately 20% of the votes will likely be split between Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein – candidates who are throwing a wrench into an already tenuous election because neither one of them have any hope of winning. So, if Clinton were brushed aside by the DNC – which, by the way I think is hogwash and is not on the table for consideration – people should just start practicing how to say President Trump.
In case you missed it, Clinton had a health scare following a public event Sunday, September 11th that sources say is related to heat stroke and pneumonia. I know campaigning is hard. I’d add to the mix poor rest and intermittent diet as the biggest contributors to Clinton’s health problems. Being on the road 12-15 hours a day, speaking to one audience after another, with little time to have decent meals, I am not surprised she got weak and almost passed out.
All I can say is, things are definitely interesting and they’ll get even more interesting the closer we get to Tuesday, November 8th, Election Day. Regardless who you support, if you want to influence the election in any way, all you have to do is vote — and encourage everyone you know to do the same thing.