Bernie Bros hoping to see their guy face-to-face will have to wait. Coming campaign events are canceled until he recovers.
Age is not necessarily a limiting factor in politics, but health certainly can be. Will Bernie be able to continue his Presidential run after his latest heart scare?
His campaign still thinks so.
“During a campaign event yesterday evening, [senator] Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted,” the campaign said in an emailed statement.
The statement continued: he “is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”
What should we expect about his future campaigning?
Sanders remains hospitalized, a source told ABC News.
Weaver led an all-staff phone call this morning to inform the entire campaign, according to a source familiar with the call. An additional source familiar described the call as subdued.
…He is one of three septuagenarians in the Democratic primary, and the oldest. Former Vice President Joe Biden is 76. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is 70.
President Donald Trump, who was the oldest elected president, is 73. If elected, Sanders would be the oldest president to serve.
Though Sanders has yet to release medical records this cycle, he told reporters in September that he “absolutely” would do so before the primaries.
Politics is a blood sport, and we certainly want to see everyone who holds the policy positions he espouses defeated in the polls, we wish him — as a person — a full and speedy recovery.
We’ll leave the personal malice to the left’s trolls. They’re far more suited to it.