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Old 06-11-2019, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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A candidate's perceived health is the new thing to weaponize for 2020.

I fully expect Trump, Biden, Warren, Sanders, and anyone over 50 is going to be hit with a lot of speculation over their health this election. It's an easy and cheap bomb to toss at the other side.

Digging up old girlfriends/boyfriends, past alcoholic episodes, financial scandals and the like just don't have the impact they once enjoyed. So now, it's age.

I also think it shows the frustration of seeing the same old, same old, time after time being offered up as candidates. The GOP shook out it's geezers during the Obama administration, so now it seems to be the Democrat's turn to shake their geezers out.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:06 AM
 
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and the smear campaign starts.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Trump is so feeble he won't walk 100 yards when all other leaders are doing so - he's gotta have his own golf cart! Guess he feels most at home there, and no wonder.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:16 PM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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Re Biden:

After reading the above Daily Beast story, about FNC supposedly pushing rumors about Joe Biden's health (the Kennedy quote seems to indicate it's the other Democrat candidates' campaigns doing it to take him down), I got to thinking. Trump is the Energizer Bunny and Bernie Sanders seems to have a lot of vitality, too. But Biden seems feeble in comparison to those two. I just looked up the ages of the 3 men:

Bernie Sanders 77
Donald Trump 73 this week
Joe Biden 76

Without basing your opinion on what each stands for and whether you agree or disagree with any of them, would you say that Biden looks physically weak and is not as sharp in comparison to those other two 70+ year olds in their public appearances? I say "public appearances" because that's what we have to base it on with our own two eyes and ears rather than some media type's opinion.

I think Biden's on top now due to name recognition with the average Democrat voter (as opposed to what he's saying or stands for) just like Jeb Bush was on top, followed by Scott Walker, at this time in the polling in 2015. Trump (declared his candidacy on June 16, 2015) wasn't even in the race, yet.


Of course he's feeble!


I bet if he gets elected he'll need to have several hours a day left as unscheduled - let's call it "executive" - time and I further bet he'll spend nearly 30% of his time at some sort of resort or vacation spot.


We absolutely cannot afford to have a President like that. Right?
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:05 AM
 
Location: My House
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cannot, or does not?

there is a difference. it's up to you he cannot.
Please don't pretend he's in good shape. That's just funny.
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:34 AM
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Trump has obvious mental health issues even to the very untrained eye so if Biden is a bit whatever it doesn't matter to many people relative to the loony tune. Each Dem candidate is imperfect, but looks pretty good relative to T.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:26 AM
 
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Please don't pretend he's in good shape. That's just funny.
i didn't say anything about him being in good shape. i questioned your statement about his inability to walk short distances.

which you ignored, of course.
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