Monday night promises to mark a historic night in the history of presidential politics, with Donald Trump and Hillary coming face to face for the first time this fall.
But the fireworks have already started days ahead of time.
The release of the debate rules lit the fuse, and while these rules would normally be no problem to the average candidate, one unconventional nominee is having major issues with them. Maybe they’re not used to the political process?
Only problem is, it’s not who you think would have a problem. Poor Hillary, you see, has had pneumonia, not some other more serious health issue. That’s what has been behind her uncontrollable coughing fits. Right.
Hillary’s not used to having the rules apply to her. So the rules release, reported by Breitbart, has Hillary hyperventilating:
The commission told Breitbart News on Thursday that the first debate will require both candidates to stand. The second, to be held Oct. 9 at Washington University in St. Louis, will be in a town hall format, meaning that candidates may stand when it is their turn to speak, and sit when they are done.
Clinton’s recent health problems have led to increased speculation about whether she will be able to stand for the full 90 minutes of the first debate. However, Clinton seemed to have no trouble standing for longer debates during the primary, although she was late returning to the stage from the bathroom during a commercial break in a December 2015 debate.
Each topic will take up two 15-minute segments. The debate will be moderated by Lester Hold of NBC News and will start at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, Sep. 26.
Standing for a full 90 minutes? Now that you think of it, that is a fantastically simple measure for basic fitness for the most powerful position in the world. No 15 minute potty breaks allowed when 100 million people plan on tuning in to watch. The fireworks have just begun—they promise to get even bigger on that stage Monday night.
Only one person is used to standing up on a stage and orating for hours. Unfortunately for Hillary, it’s not her.