Tuesday, October 28, 2008

How Healthy are the Candidates


How Healthy are the Candidates

By Jerome Grossman

If you apply for residence in a retirement community you will be required to furnish medical information about your present state of health as well as your complete medical history. That information will determine whether or not you will be accepted.

If you are a candidate for president or vice president of the United States of America, with the responsibilities of commander- in- chief and the duty to execute the will of the Congress or vetoing their bills, there is no requirement that you submit to health examination or furnish medical information.

The health of the four major party nominees should be an important consideration to the voters because some past candidates as well as their doctors have concealed serious ailments that could have affected performance in office. Examples include Senator Tom Eagleton (depression), Senator Paul Tsongas (cancer), Senator Bill Bradley(heart), Richard Cheney (heart), Senator John F. Kennedy (Addison's disease), Franklin Delano Roosevelt (heart), Woodrow Wilson (stroke) to name only a few. They didn't tell and their doctors didn't either.

In the current election, John McCain has released more details about his health than the other three nominees but not enough for a complete medical history. He has limb difficulty from his Vietnam War injuries and has had extensive melanoma surgeries.

Barack Obama's campaign has released a single page letter from his doctor attesting to his "excellent health", the only possible medical problem is his difficulty in stopping smoking.

Sarah Palin has released no medical information and has declined to provide any health records.

Joseph Biden has had two brain aneurysms for which he had two major operations with a major complication: a blood clot lodged in his lung.

McCain and Biden clearly have medical histories that might affect their abilities to do their jobs. Obama and Palin appear to have no serious problems but the voters have no way to be sure.

Clearly, there ought to be an organized way of checking all aspects of their health and the information ought to be given to the electorate as a condition for a running for office. The authority to use the nuclear bomb ought to be as jealously guarded as admittance to a retirement community.

2 comments:

an average patriot said...

Hi Jerome!
Despite the 2 aneurysms On Monday, Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden released his medical records. Overall, he's in good health.

I really do not care about the mindless Neanderthal Eva Braun Palin and Obama issued his one page medical record saying he was great and I need no further proof of that!

Now Let's start with Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain. At 72 years old, if he wins this election, he will be the oldest man sworn in for his first term as president. Watch Campbell Brown state her case

He has survived four bouts of melanoma. In the spring, his campaign invited a handful of reporters to view some 1,100-plus pages of medical records. Reporters were only given three hours to go through more than 1,100 pages of documents and some of that information raised new questions.

He increasingly appears to be suffering from PTSD and is prone to violent outbursts! His medical records are of prime cancer especially when "the Best and the Brightest" chooses a mindless fool to be his Veep!
God Help us nobody else will!

Stephen said...

The voter will. And did. In droves!

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