A report in the New York Post claims that Hillary Clinton could have “a serious meltdown,” as the emotional pressure of a failing campaign is causing her to have “childlike tantrums” that “leave staffers in tears.”
“Hillary’s been having screaming, child-like tantrums that have left staff members in tears and unable to work,” says a campaign aide. “She thought the nomination was hers for the asking, but her mounting problems have been getting to her and she’s become shrill and, at times, even violent.”
In one incident, Hillary berated a low-level campaign worker for making a scheduling mistake. When the girl had the nerve to turn her back on Hillary and walk away, Hillary grabbed her arm.
Hillary’s anger may be stoked by fear — her poll numbers have slipped by 10 points in one week on the eve of the Democrat debate.
Bill Clinton and Hillary’s campaign team are concerned that her anger may surface at the wrong time. They are concerned that she could have a serious meltdown in front of TV cameras, which would make her look so out of control that voters would decide she doesn’t have the temperament to be commander in chief.
“We’re having some success in giving her some chill pills,” says a campaign adviser.
The goal is to channel her anger and make her focus on Republicans, not on her campaign aides and fellow Democrats.
“Hillary’s always at her most effective when her back is to the wall,” says one of her longtime political advisers. “After weeks of pounding and pummeling by the press, she’s mad as hell and isn’t going to take it any more.”
There is nothing new about rumors of Hillary Clinton’s temper. Going all the way back to the early days of the Clinton White House, there were reports of ash tray throwing and screaming matches with aides and her husband. And from history we know that Hillary Clinton was not the first emotionally unstable first lady.
But Hillary Clinton is not running for a decorative office. She is running for the presidency of the United States. The thought of a president losing control at a critical time is the stuff of nightmares, which is why the emotional stability of a candidate is gauged very carefully by the American people.
Just ask Howard Dean.
Is this a reliable report? Funny how no other reporters or news outlets have been privy to these outbursts by Clinton. Then again, they may be, but have chosen to keep the information to themselves. Since Clinton has virtually closed herself off to the press except for interviews with “friendly” reporters, it’s not likely that the media will ask her about this anytime soon.