Probably not. Why do we deserve to know if she has pneumonia?
Because a candidate's health does have an effect on people's support for them.
Having pneumonia isn't indicative of overall health. Healthy people get pneumonia.
Sure. So it's no big deal to say she's got pneumonia and will take a few days off to recover, right? Cause it's not a sign of bad health, right? Again, that logic goes both ways Joph.
Also, while it's certainly possible for a healthy person to get pneumonia, it's pretty rare. Usually, an existing cold or flu will evolve into pneumonia as a result of a compromised immune system, usually resulting from too much stress, not enough rest, not sufficiently treating the initial illness, etc. While you can certainly argue that she can't get sufficient rest while campaigning, so that caused her to develop pneumonia, the counter argument would be that the job of president is going to involve that level of stress and inability to take time off as well. The fact that she got that sick on the campaign trail could just be an unlucky coincidence. Or it could also be an indication of an underlying health issue. She may simply not be healthy enough to maintain a rigorous schedule and deal with things like colds and flu without them getting worse.
Fair or not, that's going to be a perception that some people will have. And that's precisely why she attempted to conceal it. And hey. If she'd managed to keep it together enough to not make it apparent that she was sick? That's a sign that she can handle this sort of thing going forward. The sad truth is that the perception of a leader is just as important as the reality. I'm sure lots of politicians get sick and just march on though it out of a need to appear strong. And given how rare things like politicians collapsing in public are, most of them are successful at it (or don't get so sick that they can't manage). Um... But she couldn't do it.
That is a concern. It may not influence your vote, but it may influence others people's. Kinda silly to insist that they shouldn't care about it, or to argue that it's unfair that they may care about something you don't. And again, if this was the first instance of this sort of thing, it might not be a big deal. But signs of Clinton not being in great health have been cropping up for a while now. So this is going to create a big question mark in many people's eyes.