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From The Editors Politics

Top Celebrities Endorse Candidates But Hillary Scores Big

To vote It is a well-known fact that every iconic celebrity has the massive fan following globally with some of them literally idolizing them and emulating every habit such as hairstyle, dressing habits, sunglasses walking mannerisms and whatnot. They will follow their star to hell if need be so to speak.

So it only stands to reason if a star supports a certain politician his followers will follow suit. Thus it is very very important for politicians to get celebrity endorsements for celebrities can go a long way for turning things in a politician’s favor.

The U.S elections are just three weeks away and the campaign is really heating up and both candidates are trying their level best to get as many celebrities into their camp, Politicians, Sports Stars, Entrepreneurs, CEOs and above all Hollywood Super Stars to help them out.

Let us briefly make a brief summary who is supporting whom for there seems no dearth of stars who have jumped onto the political bandwagon.

REPUBLICANS

* Willie Jess Robertson

Willie Robertson
Willie Robertson

Willie Jess Robertson, is an American TV personality, outdoorsman, hunter, and author. He is best known for his appearances on the reality T.V series Duck Dynasty on A & E. He endorsed Trump on Jan. 21, 2015 saying Trump is a true leader who represents success and strength.

* Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump
Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump

Sarah Palin, the former Governor of Alaska, is a diehard Republican who was John McCain’s Vice President nominee in the 2008 election which Barack Obama won. She endorses Donald Trump blindly.

* Charlie Sheen

 Charlie Sheen Wants To Be Donald Trump’s Vice President
Charlie Sheen Wants To Be Donald Trump’s Vice President

Charlie sheen is best known for his hit movies, Platoon, Wall Street. Three Musketeers, young Guns among others and his famous TV series Two and a half men is also an active Trump supporter.

* Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman, a former professional basketball player who is well known for his antics such as traveling to North Korea and befriending the North Korean eccentric strongman Kim Jong Un is also going Trump’s way.

* Mike Tyson

Donald Trump Has Mike Tyson's Vote
Donald Trump Has Mike Tyson’s Vote

The punching former heavyweight pugilist Mike Tyson have disclosed that he intends to endorse Trump saying that the US must try someone new.

* Gary Busey

Gary Busey Believes Donald Trump would be Great President
Gary Busey Believes Donald Trump would be Great President

 

DEMOCRATS

In the other corner, we have Hillary Clinton, the democratic nominee for the President of the United States.

Hillary Clinton has friends in high and powerful places and certainly get top billing where endorsements are concerned. Although the list is endless let’s sum it up briefly. From President Obama to George Clooney to Tim cook etc etc etc.

* ‘West Wing’ Cast

"West Wing" stars Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina, and Mary McCormack campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Ohio in September.
“West Wing” stars Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina, and Mary Mc Cormack campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Ohio in September.

 

* Lee Daniels cast of ‘Empire’

Cast of Empire is ready for Hillary Clinton
Cast of Empire Endorses Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has said that Black Lives matter so it is natural she has the support of black people and black celebrities. Producer Lee Daniels and stars of “Empire,” including Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Tasha Smith, Gabourey Sidibe and Grace Byers, appeared have in a video denouncing Donald Trump and pledging to vote for Clinton.

* Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver Supports Hillary Clinton
Sigourney Weaver Supports Hillary Clinton

Commander Ripley of the Alien film series has come down from outer space for Hillary. Actress Sigourney Weaver who played the role of Ripley in the Alien movies has wholeheartedly shown her public support for Hillary Clinton in giving a speech during the Democratic National Convention on July 27, 2016.

* Star Jones

Sarah Jones Vote For Hillary Clinton
Sarah Jones Vote For Hillary Clinton

Star Jones spoke during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 27, 2016, to show that she is, indeed, With Her. “We are all with her because she has always been with us!”

* Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks with Hillary Clinton
Elizabeth Banks with Hillary Clinton

Hillary was praised to the heavens by actress Elizabeth Banks at the DNC convention. Banks spoke about hearing Hillary Clinton speak at a rally for Bill Clinton in 1992. She believes Hillary is a fighter for everyone, women. children, the oppressed and will make a good president.

* Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton
Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton

Three times academy award winner actress Meryl Streep endorsed Clinton at the Democratic National Convention on July 26, 2016. In her speech, she asked the crowd, “What does it take to be the first female anything?” “It takes grit, and it takes grace,” she said, and she listed a number of women who have been the first in their fields.

* President Barack Obama

President Obama Campaigns for Clinton
President Obama Campaigns for Clinton

He holds the office right now and who better can judge who the right person will be to fill his shoes than President Barack Obama himself. He has endorsed Clinton in a YouTube video posted on June 9, 2016, saying “Look, I know how hard this job can be — that’s why I know Hillary will be so good at it,” he said. “In fact, I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office. She’s got the courage, the compassion and the heart to get the job

Senator Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Warren, Magic Johson, Robert de Niro, George Clooney, Amy Schumer and Salma Hayek Karim Abdul-Jabbar, James le Bron and many many others are all rooting for Hillary Clinton.

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From The Editors Health Politics

Will the Stumble be her fall in the Fall

They say “Health is Wealth“ which more or less applies to no matter how rich a person is, how powerful he is, how intelligent he is if he is unable to use his resources due to failing health then all is lost. In the case of ordinary mortals it is ok but if one is holding a position of responsibility, say a head of state then the situation can be very different.

World leaders are very particular about their health status and try to keep it hidden not only from their citizens but the world as a whole. And what if the person in question is about to hold the highest and most powerful position in the world that is to say The Presidency of the United States of America.

The latest sensational news to break out relating to the U. S. elections is Hillary Rodham’s Clinton’s health. At a commemoration of the 9/11 15th anniversary, Hillary after the end of events stumbled and had to be helped to her waiting vehicle.

It was later disclosed that Hillary was diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday and her doctor advised her complete rest for five days, but she went on the campaign trail against the advice and fell or stumbled on Sunday.

This health bulletin has been picked up by the American and world media and the Republicans are having a field day.

With the elections only two months away this is a huge setback for the democratic camp and questions are being raised already. Is Hillary healthy and sound enough to become the president of the United States? Donald Trump is playing the matter up. He has clearly stated that Hillary does not have the physical stamina and mental capacity to be president. Will the U.S Voter accept what he says?

Leading political correspondents are of the opinion, as are many in the U.S.A that the health of the U.S. President Is something the American people have every right to know about, and Hillary should come clean about her health issues.

It goes without saying that the Job of the U.S president is probably the most challenging, most demanding, arduous and most pressurizing task in the world and fitness and physical stamina is mandatory. One must not forget that the president is also the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces with access to the nuclear codes that can trigger Armageddon.

However, if one goes back into the history of past US Presidents, one may have a counter argument favoring Hillary.

The most well know President to have a health problem was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. His health issue would probably be the most famous example of a U.S President concealing his illness.

Roosevelt was stricken with polio which humanized his persona. The U.S media was respectful and did not highlight the issue. There were only 2 or 3 photos published of him in a wheelchair by the media. At the time of the Teheran summit in 1943 with Stalin and Churchill, Roosevelt was very ill. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, hypertension, acute bronchitis and longstanding pulmonary disease. His illness was concealed to the media and the American public. Roosevelt, went on to win a fourth term but later died in office of a massive cerebral hemorrhageTop of Form

Similarly, President. Dwight D. Eisenhower had heath issues having a heart attack in 1955, an abdominal operation in 1956 and a stroke in 1957. Although the people accepted and were very kind and considerate, they were concerned that his speech was affected and that he would not be able to communicate for people look to their leaders for wisdom, strength and clarity of speaking.

President, Calvin Coolidge’s suffered from severe depression after the death of his son just a few months into his second term in office. As a result, he lost interest in affairs of state and slept for 11 hrs a day, a fact unknown to the people at the time.

President, Woodrow Wilson, had a disabling stroke in the fall of 1919, while he was on a train trip across the country to mobilize support for his cherished League of Nations.

Although, the general public knew he was ill, but they didn’t know the gravity of the situation. His is devoted wife Edith Wilson, his chief of staff Joseph Tumulty and his personal physician, Cary Grayson, were allowed to see him only.

It is sad that Edith Wilson was already a de facto president as issues were brought in and decisions made.

President John F. Kennedy, the man who averted World War III during the Cuban Missile crisis, suffered from many ailments very well concealed from the public eye. He suffered from Addison’s disease and various other diseases such as colitis, duodenal ulcers, osteoporosis. He was on heavy medication and required injections for back pain and took barbiturates for sleep and tranquilizers for anxiety, as many as eight medications a day.

One must not forget that leaders are also mere mortals susceptible and vulnerable to diseases and disabilities.

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

Today we live in a different age, the age of digital technology where the media has grown not only fast but also very expensive. News travels in seconds, and since ratings have a lot of bearings in the media competition, everything thing is an open competition.

Will the media and American voter be sympathetic and forgiving to Hillary Clinton for she is vying for the highest office in the land?

It must be noted that Hillary’s failure to admit that she had used a private e-mail server while she held the position of the U.S Secretary of State in Obama’s first term had tarnished her image as being entirely trustworthy and honest soon followed by her trying to conceal her health problems which will not go down well with the American public.

The Trump camp heavily supported by Fox News and Breitbart will have a field day; Hillary is in for some heavy bashing. The C.N.N debate is set for Sep 26th, hardly ten days from now. Will Hillary be able to take the grilling and the flak from the Trump camp? Is she physically fit and mentally strong to take the verbal onslaught directed at her?

Even, if Hillary manages to win the presidency, will she be able to withstand the pressures of office. Will her health permit her to fly on a high-flying bomber over the Korean Penisula to boost the morale of US troop there or in the arid desert regions of Afghanistan?

As far as the health issue is concerned Trump is far ahead of her, he is robust, energetic and vigorous. Although he is two years older than Hillary, the gender issue will spring up from the Trump Camp saying “A man is tougher than a woman, especially for such an august office.

There are many other issues at large state; the democratic camp has a lot of fodder to counter attack. Trump’s denigration of Muslims, his hate mongering towards Mexicans and Hispanics, his disparaging remarks about blacks will all be used against him. So the question remains will Hillary’s health be the issues or other issues take center stage.

There are many other issues at large state; the democratic camp has a lot of fodder to counter attack. Trump’s denigration of Muslims, his hate mongering towards Mexicans and Hispanics, his disparaging remarks about blacks will all be used against him. So the question remains will Hillary’s health be the issues or other issues take center stage.

Does this portend the end of Hillary’s political career as the world sees it? Hillary will be back on her feet in record time but her detractors will watch her like hawks, for any misstep, twitch, signs of fatigue will be a major issue which will be played out of proportion by the Trump camp.

What of Donald Trump himself? No one is questioning his physical fitness as he seems robust hale and hearty but what about his mental capacity, his mental frame of mind, Is he mentally fit to become the President of the United States keeping in mind his past rhetoric, his hate mongering, his xenophobia and racist remarks.

Hillary must be a concerted effort to win back the American people, convince them that her health issue was a minor problem and a temporary setback and her supporters need not be concerned.

She must appear strong, confident, indefatigable in the presidential debates for it will be beamed to a global audience and the world is rooting for Hillary Rodham Clinton. This is probably the toughest U.S elections to date where both candidates are running neck to neck, There are many who are impressed and have Trump’s appeal to “Make America Great Again.” He has caught the attention of the military and war veterans where he has a 19% lead.

US Elections Voting Hillary Clinton
US Elections Voting

Hillary is leading overall in the country by 3 to 5% but her health problem has seen a downslide, and it seems Trump took the initiative in Ohio, a critical state which virtually ensures the candidate the White House.

If there was ever a time to be fighting fit and in a belligerent mood Hillary Clinton should know that now is the time. She must keep her health in check, listen to her doctors and defeat Trump to become the first female President of the United States. Hallelujah.