If she decides to run for president in 2016, the blood clot recently discovered between Hillary Clinton’s brain and skull will add health concerns to the list of political issues she'll have to combat.
Health and age factor in greatly for presidential candidates, so the 65-year-old Clinton’s candidacy would invite even more scrutiny than your average politician seeking the White House, according to The Washington Post
Clinton suffered a concussion in early December after fainting, and the clot was discovered in a check-up following the spell, believed to be caused by dehydration from the flu. Her doctors have announced that she is “making excellent progress” and expect her to make a full recovery.
“The secretary is making excellent progress and we are confident she will make a full recovery,” her doctors said, reports ABC
. “She is in good spirits, engaging with her doctors, her family, and her staff."
In recent years, presidential candidates including John Kerry and Paul Tsongas both had to go to great lengths to establish that they were physically fit to handle the extreme rigors of the job.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who some believe may run for president, already has had to answer questions about his weight.
If elected, Clinton also would be 69 at her inaugural — just nine months younger than Ronald Reagan was at his 1981 inauguration, when he became the oldest person ever to be sworn in to a first term.
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