In fact, this overt concern about granny may be a devilish effort to plant subliminal doubts about the fitness of the similarly elderly John McCain to hold the office of president. There has already been a noticeable uptick in references to McCain’s age by left-wing hacks. If those subtle suggestions continue, then I’m more sure of my theory. Am I crazy?
or, it could be a calculated effort to deflect criticism from him with regard to some major disclosure that is about to break. I have no knowledge about any such disclosure whatsoever, but having to break off campaigning to attend to a sick (grand)mother might tend to subdue any harsh criticism that a damaging disclosure might invite. Hey, it might even cause the ones in the know to hold off releasing the info, thus buying time for Obama’s thugs to circumvent the announcement of the (hypothesized)information.
Whatever the reason, I hope McCain and Palin express appropriate sympathy and continue campaigning as before. At a minimum, the ad campaign should continue undiminished in its intensity.
C'mon, McCain is 72 and McCain's mother at 95 is still going strong. Longevity is at least partially inherited. Plus, Reagan was a little older than McCain is now when elected to a second term by a landslide.
On the other hand, Obama's ill grandmother is 85. Not much of a comparison to McCain - for anyone not dumb enough to fall for the 'Rats "ageism."