It's the question that no one is asking, but perhaps we should.
I've watched John McCain do several on the spot interviews and during last night's debate, I wondered if he is suffering from an early onset of Alzheimer's. I'm a Republican voter, so this is beginning to concern me.
If you watched the debate last night, then you'll know that he told the Miss Congeniality joke about himself twice. Last month during an interview, he mentioned the same details twice within five minutes. During a speech on the stump, he referred to Putin as being the president of Germany. That might not mean anything to average voter, but it rang some alarm bells for me. McCain also stressed the same points over and over gain last night, like a broken record - was he emphasizing what he would do, or was he unknowingly repeating himself?
So the question that we're all avoiding and need to watch during the remaining debates is this: is Alzheimer's affecting McCain and if so, can we afford to to have a President in office who suffers from it? Forget about heart attacks or cancer: Alzheimer's could cause a lot of erratic decisions that will seriously affect all of us.
Maybe it's nothing at all, but perhaps an independent doctor needs to assess McCain before we vote him into the Whitehouse.