If you listen to the stories in Washington, D.C., Hillary Clinton (pictured) is a virtual certainty for the 2016 Democratic nomination, and the front-runner in the next presidential race.
In private, however, rumors persist that the former Secretary of State may not even be capable of making it to Iowa and New Hampshire. The rumors say Hillary will not run for president again because of health concerns.
These ubiquitous rumors of her health have been fueled in part by the supermarket tabloids. The National Enquirer wrote in 2012 that Clinton had brain cancer, something a spokesman dismissed then as “absolute nonsense.” In January of this year, the Globe claimed that Clinton secretly had a brain tumor.
The Globe and National Enquirer are not reliable you say? Actually they are often as reliable as political articles by Paul Krugman or Maureen Dowd in the New York Times or Dana Milbank in the Washington Post.