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    I'm sorry that this strikes a particular chord with you, but the fact of the matter is that the health of presidential candidates has always been an issue.  There were fears that Reagan had dementia, there were fears that McCain's skin cancer could prove terminal, there are always concerns about the age of candidates over 65.

    As I'm sure others in this thread have said, the presidency is a uniquely stressful job.  We have all seen the rapid aging that presidents appear to go through over the course of their time in office.  I don't think it is unfair to question how the demands of office would affect someone in less than perfect health, especially with the stakes involved both for the country and the world.

    The pleasure of hating...eats into the heart of religion...[and] makes patriotism an excuse for carrying fire, pestilence, and famine into other lands. - W. Hazlitt

    by rfahey22 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 07:10:54 AM PST

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