As concerns grow over Hillary Clinton’s health, the media is in a mad dash to discredit these concerns but it wasn’t always this way. Back in 2008, the media regularly made John McCain’s health an issue and questioned his ability to serve as president.
In the Fall of 2008, the Huffington Post asked:
Is John McCain Mentally Fit To Be President?
Announced on his 72nd birthday, this pick follows a string of McCain gaffes, memory lapses, and episodes of forgetfulness on the campaign trail. As reported by Talking Points Memo:
“McCain frequently forgets key elements of policies, gets countries’ names wrong, forgets things he’s said only hours or days before and is frequently just confused.”
It all raises the uncomfortable question of whether McCain might be exhibiting signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
CBS News did an extensive report on McCain’s physical health:
CNN questioned McCain’s health:
McCain faces questions on age, health
Meghan McCain was on the talk-show couch, being grilled by the hosts of “The View.” Does it bother her to hear jokes about her father’s age? Megan, 23, started chuckling, and allowed, “He IS old!” Tension was replaced by laughter. But that was summer. These days, for Republican Sen. John McCain, age is no laughing matter.
Age as political issue has become a reality the McCain campaign does indeed have to face. McCain turned 72 in August, which would make him the oldest man to begin a first term as president — three years older than Ronald Reagan.
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These examples are just a sample of the constant questions about McCain’s health.
Keep that in mind the next time CNN, MSNBC, or the Washington Post try to dismiss concerns over Hillary Clinton’s health. She and Trump may be approximately the same age, in fact Trump is a year older, but Hillary seems like an elderly person compare to Trump.
The American people have good reasons to be concerned about Hillary.
The media have a duty to look into it, just as they saw fit to do in 2008.