“At no time in recent memory has a presidential nominee’s physical and mental health been more important than with Joe Biden,”William A. Jacobson, Cornell Law School professor and media critic
The physical and mental health of just about anyone can be considered a sensitive topic, but whether you are the current President of The United States or even a contender for the job, it becomes a matter that the public wants to know about.
Fox News is reporting that the mainstream media has done everything in their power to avoid questioning Joe Biden’s well being.
“Asking the potential president of the United States to demonstrate to voters that he has the cognitive capacity to do one of the most stressful jobs in the world, isn’t an outrageous ask.”, says Fox News contributor Dan Bongino.
Cornell Law School professor and media critic William A. Jacobson says, “He often appears disoriented, and there is no pretense that he has the physical vigor to run for a second term should he be elected,”
Currently 77 years old, Joe Biden, if elected, would become the oldest President in the history of the United States. He would be at least eight years older than the current oldest President, Donald Trump.
Behind Trump in age is President Ronald Reagan at 69, then William Henry Harrison at 68, George H.W. Bush at 64. Those are followed by Zachary Taylor, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Andrew Jackson, and Gerald Ford, all aged 60 and above.
It’s possible that there’s no real questioning about Biden’s health at the moment, is because Biden released his latest health record from December 19, 2019, about a week ago.
NBC News reports that Dr. Kevin O’Connor of The George Washington University, Biden’s doctor since 2009, described Biden as a “healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency to include those as Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander in Chief.”
The article mentions that O’Connor makes no mention of any mental deficiencies, stating that Biden’s last physical showed that his “cranial nerves and vestibular function are normal.”
Biden’s medical record indicates he is taking blood thinners and medication for acid reflux, cholesterol, and seasonal allergies. The article also notes that acid reflux can occasionally cause a hoarse voice, which has become noticeable at times on the campaign trail.