What Is John McCain Hiding About His Health?
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Fifteen days before the election, serious gaps remain in the publicâ€™s knowledge about the health of the presidential and vice-presidential nominees. The limited information provided by the candidates is a striking departure from recent campaigns, in which many candidates and their doctors were more forthcoming.
In past elections, the decisions of some candidates for the nationâ€™s top elected offices to withhold health information turned out to have a significant impact after the information came to light.
McCain would be the first cancer survivor ever to win the presidency. Good for him. But because of his refusal to release his medical records, many questions remain about the likelihood of his melanoma recurring. As a cancer survivor myself, I think -- no, I deeply believe -- that it's incumbent on the press to ask him to be forthcoming about this: