McCain Owes America Alzheimers Test !


Here is an article that was posted and sent out by

While Ted Kennedy and Michelle Obama were rocking the Democratic convention in Denver, John McCain made his 13th appearance with Jay Leno to joke about his age. McCain joked, "You forgot to mention that I warned the people about the British coming," and added, "my Social Security number is eight."

McCain has repeatedly tried to dismiss concerns about his age with late-night jokes. On Saturday Night Live, he quipped: "What should we be looking for in our next president? Certainly someone who is very, very, very old."

But McCain's age is no joke. He will turn 72 on Friday and would be halfway to 73 if elected and sworn in on January 20. That would make him the oldest first-term President ever, two years older than Ronald Reagan. He has survived four skin cancers (melanomas), including one in 2000 that was classified as Stage IIa.

McCain is two years older than his father was when he died suddenly of a heart attack at 70. He is 11 years older than his grandfather was when he died suddenly of a heart attack at age 61.

The United States cannot afford the risk that McCain would die suddenly in the middle of an international crisis.

Nor can we afford the risk of dementia. 22% of Americans over 70 are affected by mild cognitive impairment, while 13% of Americans over 65 have Alzheimer's. Ronald Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at age 83, but early signs were evident during his first term. Britain's "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher developed dementia at age 75.

Prescriptions can also adversely affect mental function. McCain takes Simvastatin, an arthritis drug that can cause memory loss. McCain also takes Ambien to sleep, which can cause amnesia and "fugue states" like the one that caused Rep. Patrick Kennedy's late-night car crash. If the phone rang at 3 a.m., would McCain even wake up?

McCain's medical records are not available to physicians. He did not "release" them for the campaign; he only allowed hand-picked reporters to examine them quickly without making copies. And there were no results of an Alzheimer's test, because McCain has never had one - even though he has 6 of the 10 warning signs, including his inability to remember facts like the number of homes he owns or the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.

John McCain owes America a thorough test for Alzheimer's and cognitive impairment long before Election Day.

This is absolutely outrageous ! I told you folks, the Democratic Party has been hijacked by these anti-american groups and they will stop at nothing to push their candidate.

Here they attack McCains age, the fact that he survived 4 skin cancers, and because he can't remember how many houses he owns, that's supposed to be a sign of Alzheimers.

This is shameful but not surprising. Hey, anyone of us could die tomorrow, from a heart attack, a car accident, anyone of us could get cancer. Alzheimers can affect young people as well as old.

Apparently the author of this article seems to believe he has medical credentials as well, he claims that Reagan was showing signs of Alzheimers during his first term as President, and that John McCain has 6 out of the 10 symptoms. How would he know ? Is he a Doctor ? And of course if you take a sleep aid folks, you may not be able to wake up at 0300 hours if a call of importance came in. Taking prescribed medication can affect your ability to be President also according to this author.

Does Barack Obama ever take a sleeping pill or prescribed medications ? If so then wouldn't this affect him and his ability to function as President as well.

And heaven forbid if the republican candidate has a sense of humor and can laugh at himself and poke fun at the age issue. The last time I checked Saturday Night Live was a comedy show, it's supposed to be funny, you are supposed to joke around.

This man has survived being captured, tortured, and beaten to an inch of his life by the enemy in North Vietnam while serving his country, and he has survived 4 skin cancers according to the author.

I don't know about you folks but with a track record of survival like that my money's on McCain.


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