Certainly there is no problem with a 72 year old running for president in general - many older people have been leaders of other countries. However, my father-in-law, who is now 93, is voting for a Democrat for the first time ever since he thinks McCain is showing signs of being able to keep only one thought in his mind at a time, and he knows how it feels. By the way, my f-i-l is still composing music on commission, and has not trouble using the Internet. Even with hands not in the best shape.
Now I wouldn’t mind, but McCain has been showing signs of confusion lately. The fundamentals answer seems to be stock, done without thought, like stuff my father (92, not in great shape) says. He was confused about Spain. He was confused about the chairman of the SEC, which is something I’m sure he used to know.
This is not something that should be used for political advantage, but especially considering that Ms. Nitwit would be taking over, shouldn’t McCain volunteer to be checked for possible memory loss? Isn’t too much at stake to not bring this up out of politeness?