I've been a democrat much of my life. I am a liberal, but I think more on the conservative side. In any case, I did subscribe to one of those liberal newsletters. It was too much, too all assuming, too ridiculous. Not one of us knows how long we will live, what genes we will end up with. To say the white house could be in jeopardy because JOHN MCCAIN might get dementia is assuming much to much in my opinion. I don't get into politics or discuss it to much, but this and a networking site just has me over the edge with their assumptions! Take a look.
McCain Owes America An Alzheimer's Test
While Ted Kennedy and Michelle Obama were rocking the Democratic convention in Denver, John McCain made his 13th appearance with Jay Leno to joke about his age.
But McCain's age is no joke. He will turn 72 on Friday and would be halfway to 73 if elected and sworn in on January 20. That would make him the oldest first-term President ever, two years older than Ronald Reagan. He has survived four skin cancers (melanomas), including one in 2000 that was classified as Stage IIa.
McCain is two years older than his father was when he died suddenly of a heart attack at 70. He is 11 years older than his grandfather was when he died suddenly of a heart attack at age 61.
The United States cannot afford the risk that McCain would die suddenly in the middle of an international crisis.
Nor can we afford the risk of dementia. 22% of Americans over 70 are affected by mild cognitive impairment, while 13% of Americans over 65 have Alzheimer's. Ronald Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at age 83, but early signs were evident during his first term. Britain's "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher developed dementia at age 75.
McCain has never had an Alzheimer's test, even though he has 6 of the 10 warning signs , including his inability to remember recent facts like the number of homes he owns, the $1M lawsuit he filed in 1990, or the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.
John McCain owes America a thorough test for Alzheimer's and cognitive impairment long before Election Day.
Sign our petition to the Corporate Media: http://www.democrats.com/mccain-owes-america-an-alzheimers-test
Needless to say, I didn't sign the petition. Must be my Alzheimers kicking in.
Thanks for reading.