Skip to comments.With Sanders in the Hospital, Dems Realize Just How Old Their Leading Candidates Are
Posted on 10/03/2019 7:06:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Bernie Sanders was hospitalized today for "chest discomfort" and it was discovered he had blockage in 2 of his coronary arteries. The doctors placed a couple of stents in the arteries and Sanders should be okay in a couple of days.
But the 78-year-old Sanders is making Democrats nervous. It appears that Democrats have finally realized their top three candidates aren't exactly spring chickens and that they risk much by placing their faith in a candidate who, despite apparent good health, might have an "incident" at any time, making them vulnerable to charges that they're just too old.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, has repeatedly heard questions about his age amid verbal flubs and statements, such as a comment about listening to records during one of the Democratic debates, that underscore how he is of an older generation.
As questions came up about his age and stamina, some allies suggested to the campaign that Biden pace himself.
Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), 70, have heard fewer questions about their age, and Sanders supporters have pointed to their candidate's vigorous schedule and said he had no signs of slowing down. He walks faster than I walk, one Sanders ally told The Hill.
But questions for Sanders are likely to step up after Wednesday.
As a senior citizen myself, I know that age shouldn't necessarily be a barrier to the presidency -- except when it is. While all three candidates may, indeed, be the font of health, life has a way of throwing curveballs your way when you're aging, no matter how healthy you think -- or pretend -- to be.
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If Hillary actually tries to campaign she’s gonna end up in an ambulance too. Bank on it.
Age is not the problem. Wishing to turn this country into a marxist hellhole is.
Her next "Scooby Van" will be an ambulance!
I guess Bernie is glad that Medicare For All is not in place yet.
I certainly am no fan of Sanders, our wonderful commie from Vermont. But stents will not slow him down if he keeps up with his meds, diet and exercise.
But if the Dems think he’ll kick off soon, then that’s OK. Let those delusional rats think whatever they want as long as it’s self destructive.
Nah, her campaign van's rarin' to go!
Hillary is in worse shape than ever. She is much heavier in weight than previously. it will come bite her.
We know, her campaign bus is an ambulance :)
I am retired and in my late sixties, in excellent health, exercise every day—and there is _no_ _way_ I would subject my body and mind to the kind of stress that these candidates endure every day.
It is an “accident” waiting to happen.
They would never nominate Bernie anyway, he’s just the Pat Paulsen of the 21st century.
Or any old white guy, for that matter. A cynic might wonder if this Ukraine story isn’t a DNC attempt to get two birds with one stone.
Sanders just canceled a $1.3 million ad buy in Iowa........
Hopefully, we’ll have more entertainment: wearing various hideous omar-the-tent-maker fashions, being thrown into her medi-van like a slab of rotting meat, having seizures, stumbling down stairs, being helped up stairs, having uncontrollable coughing spasms. Bring on the entertainment. More popcorn!
None of the current Dems other than Biden has a chance in Iowa.
Even the liberals there recognize Communism.
And one of the effects of Communism is land confiscation for the good of the people.
Crop micromanagement, price controls....
All will be a non starter in IA.
Hillary will never be able to keep up the pace of President DJT
He is more active than many men 20 years younger. And geezer HRC has tons of medical issues, so you are dead on. (Pun intended)
Cherokee Princess is the younger of the fossils at age 70. Hillary Rodham is 71.
I'm a few years younger than you, and I couldn't agree with you more. The perks of power in DC must be awesome for people to pursue power instead of spending time with their families.
I usually get to pick up my grandson after school, it's the highlight of my day. Running for any public office is the furthest thing from my mind.
I guess AOC will have to run, as soon as she’s old enough.
All the second tier candidates are running for VP.
Path of least resistance to the top slot.
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