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  •  He sure seemed a lot older (7+ / 0-)

    The old McCain (circa 2000) would have been the best candidate the Republicans could offer. Come to think of it, sadly, the new McCain (circa 2007) is the best the Republicans can offer.

    "I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed."   —Marvin, The Paranoid Android

    by londubh on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 02:27:03 PM PST

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    •  Presidents & health (1+ / 0-)
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      You may indeed be right that McCain is the best the Republicans can offer, despite his age.

      But the idea of someone serving as president from the age of 72 to 80 sure worries me. In a parliamentary system, a prime minister would find it extremely difficult to conceal any mental decline like, say, early dementia. And in that system, it is easier to engineer a change of leadership if the prime minister's health falters. Not so in the U.S. system. There are ways that the people around a president can work to conceal the problem from the public.

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