El Cid, a great hero of old Spain, was half dead when he rode out to his final battle. Hillary Clinton, like El Cid, is reported to be in poor health. Yet she mounts her horse like El Cid and rides out to perhaps her final battle.
Thus reads the description for my latest video, “Hillary & El Cid”, published to YouTube on August 9, 2016. The clip, which clocks in at 5 minutes and 39 seconds, can hopefully be viewed at the top of today’s blog entry.
Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (c. 1043 – 1099) is better known as El Cid. In the 1961 movie, El Cid, the hero of Spain is wounded and an arrow is lodged near his heart. His physicians advise him not to ride out into battle, but his presence is crucial to victory. And so the Cid is strapped onto his horse and leads the soldiers into battle. Even though El Cid dies halfway into the battle, he is attached to his horse and still seems to be leading the troops.
This was brought to mind after photos of Hillary Clinton needing assistance to climb some stairs surfaced a few days ago. Her health is said to be poor. But like El Cid, she is artificially held atop her horse and leads the Democrat Party into battle.
The question of the state of Hillary Clinton’s health might be satisfactorily resolved if she and her husband Bill were to play a game of badminton. Video of same would tend to show whether or not Ms. Clinton’s health is as bad as many people are claiming.