It has forever been perfectly fair game in prudent political discourse to demand that politicians seeking higher office reveal information about their physical fitness.
Everyone remembers when Democrats and the press tried making an issue out of Ronald Reagan’s advanced age and health in 1984.
“I will not make age an issue of this campaign,” Reagan responded with charming indignation during the presidential debate. “I am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent’s youth and inexperience.”
Walter Mondale, who would go on to lose 49 states to Reagan, had no option but to laugh along with the rest of the world at the instant immolation of his campaign.
Three decades on and billions of dollars spent drawing mental health issues out of the shadows and into the daylight of polite public discourse, it seems only just and fitting that American voters be equally informed about the mental fitness of our politicians seeking higher office.
And what head doctor worth his weight in cigarettes and Zoloft wouldn’t just love to get former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton on the couch?
To be sure, she would be one tough nut to crack. This is a woman who makes Lady Macbeth seem weak and unimaginative. By comparison, Blanche DeBois is laid back and easygoing.
Think of all the issues you could explore!