Karl Rove stands by his comments that he believes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might be impeded in her ability to govern the country should she be elected in the 2016 Presidential elections.

Rove believes not so much that Mrs. Clinton is mentally incapable for the office, but notes that both her physical and mental health are certainly factors for the 67-year-old former first lady. He points specifically to a “serious health episode” Mrs. Clinton experienced in late 2012.

Rove pointed to former President Bill Clinton’s recent admission that Mrs. Clinton had a long road to recovery. “Her husband told us something the other day we didn’t know: It took her six months to get back,” Rove said when Fox News had him on air.

Democrats who believe the Republican party is toast if Mrs. Clinton runs have been quick to throw ad hominem attacks at the Republican strategist.

Nick Merill who serves as Mrs. Clinton’s spokesperson said: “Karl Rove has deceived the country for years, but there are no words for this level of lying.”

Rove insists he is not lying or attacking Mrs. Clinton — he’s just wondering if she “should run” for office.

“I’m not questioning her health. What I’m questioning is… whether or not it’s a done deal when she’s running. She would not be human if this did not enter into consideration,” he said. “She will be 69 at the time of the 2016 election. If she gets elected and serves two terms, she’ll be 77.”

Of course, the liberal media along with Clinton’s defenders want to make this a personal issue.

They’ve been quick to say Rove, who helped architect some of the most successful Republican campaigns in history, is “sleazy” and “stupid.”