Yesterday, while watching McCain speak about canceling the scheduled debate with Obama, I noticed that his right eye looked much larger than his left.
Keith Olbermann comments on McCain's canceling this debate
and other unexpected behavior yesterday, and notable flip-flopping
this month, but you can also see how strange his eye looks.
I wondered then if his former cancer re-emerged and is spreading to his brain. This morning I read that other people noticed it too. Commenters to that article are speculating it's Bell's Palsy, Alzheimer's, a stroke, etc. Given his health history of cancer and swollen-looking lymph node in his jaw, the comment that 'feels' most plausible was, "Melanoma is often a precursor to a metastatic brain tumor."
No, I'm not wishing him ill health. My question is, however, what in the heck would happen to this election if he becomes seriously sick before November 4th? Or dies? What kind of strategies do you think the GOP will try to use in either case? And, is there a historical precedent for this?
Personally, I'll be disappointed. If McCain has a serious medical problem, I see the timing as bad from a political standpoint because Obama is pulling ahead significantly in the polls and may win this thing.
I prefer it go down in history that Barack won because the majority of Americans clearly chose the Prince of Hope - incidentally the first African-American to get this far - as the better candidate, not because his opponent couldn't continue, which is how the haters will spin it.