The Democratic presidential field is dominated by three septuagenarians: the surly septuagenarian Sen. Bernie Sanders, the studious septuagenarian Sen. Elizabeth Warren and the silly septuagenarian former vice president Joe Biden.
Biden, 76 has been sliding in the polls because of his gaffes and as a casualty of the Ukraine Whistleblower scandal. Neither Joe Biden nor his son, Hunter Biden, did anything illegal in Ukraine, but it’s the epitome of swampy behavior that Hunter was given a job in Ukraine that paid $50,00 a month as a board member of a natural gas company, while dear old dad was the point man on Ukraine for the Obama administration.
Warren, 70 has eclipsed Sanders as the progressive alternative to the moderate Biden, and she is now the favorite to win the nomination.
On Friday Sanders, 78, suffered a heart attack that’s invited new scrutiny of his age, health, and physical ability to keep up with the rigors of a national campaign. Sanders may have survived the heart attack, but it probably delivered a death blow to his campaign.
Sanders released a video hours after he was discharged from a Las Vegas hospital, thanking well-wishers and displayed a huge smile and a promise to return soon to the campaign trail.
But Sanders isn’t fooling everyone, the surly and cranky socialist is too damn sickly and old to be president of the United States. His progressive ideas of Medicare for all, free college tuition, and an aggressive climate change agenda have been embraced by almost all the Democratic hopefuls, so why not step aside and allow a younger candidate to challenge the decrepit, unethical, immoral and vulgar septuagenarian, Donald Trump?