Sanders’s heart attack raises questions about his campaign

Sanders’s heart attack raises questions about his campaign
Bernie Sanders does Socialist Face at the 2019 SOTU. CNBC video

[Ed. –  Questions about Biden’s ability to serve have been asked and answered.]

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ admission late Friday that he had suffered a heart attack three days earlier invited new scrutiny of the presidential candidate’s age, health and ability to keep up with the rigors of a national campaign.

“I’m feeling so much better,” Sanders said, his arm draped around his wife, Jane.

But neither Sanders, I-Vt., nor his campaign offered details about how serious his condition was, leaving open the question of how soon he would re-emerge and whether voters would lose confidence in his ability to serve as president.

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The episode also brought new attention to a Democratic field that is currently dominated by three septuagenarians: Sanders, 78; former vice president Joe Biden, 76; and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., 70 – each of whom would be the oldest president ever to take office.

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