Turn on the news and what do you see? National news seems like it has turned into entertainment news.
Lately, the drama between the two presidential candidates is their underlying health issues.
Hillary Clinton became mysteriously ill during the 9/11 memorial service in New York. It was later revealed that she fell ill due to the heat, according to The Washington Post.
Though it was truly nothing significant at the time, now rumors buzz about whether or not Clinton is in good enough health to continue her campaign.
As all of these rumors emerged, Donald Trump took it upon himself to publicly speak about his own health, something Clinton does not seem to like to do. Trump even went as far as appearing on the Dr. Oz show. Trump is in “excellent health conditions,” according to Dr. Harold . Bornstein in a New York Times article.
The real question remains: are these things truly more important than the candidates speaking about their policy ideas and how they both plan to make this country a better place? It seems like a recurring trend. The candidates continue to avoid the true responsibility by covering it with drama about one another.
In the upcoming months, I know I am not the only one who wants to become a truly informed voter. As citizens, we have to worry about how we are going to make an informed decision in this election, if our candidates refuse to inform us about their plans.
We continue to hear about what kind of sickness Hillary Clinton has this week, or whether or not Donald Trump’s hair is real. I would love to start hearing more about foreign policy, and how these two individuals are going to take care of us.
I think people have lost sight of what an election truly means. We are voting for the next leader of this country and if we make uneducated decisions because we are choosing sides in a high school-resembled popularity contest, we are the ones who are going to suffer greatly.
In the next month, all we can do is hope that these candidates will get it together, and inform the American people through the upcoming debates, rallies and, hopefully, some press conferences.
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