With Sarah Palin's popularity, Democrats and supporters of Barack Obama are more directly raising the issue of John McCain's health.
MoveOn.org became the latest today, calling on McCain to release all his medical records. McCain, who turned 72 on the day he introduced Palin as his running mate earlier this month, would be the oldest person elected to a first term as president. And he has had several bouts of skin cancer.
"If McCain got sick while in office, the leader of the free world would be Sarah Palin -- someone with no foreign policy experience and a domestic agenda more extreme than George Bush's. Voters deserve to know how likely that might be," the leaders of MoveOn.org told members in an email today.
The antiwar group passed along a video made by its "friends at Brave New Films" that shows doctors discussing the risks and prognosis of melanoma. The video also points out that when McCain's campaign gave access in May to the last eight years of his health records and had doctors give him a clean bill of health, it only gave selected reporters about three hours to go through more than 1,000 pages.
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