Has Bernie Sanders last best shot at the American presidency come to an end?
Sanders developed chest pains yesterday. He was taken to hospital for an angioplasty. Two stents were inserted in a coronary artery.
That's a real setback at any age but Sanders is 78, in the midst of a grueling campaign for the Democratic nomination, and, even if he succeeded would have to tackle the equally grueling duties and responsibilities of the presidency.
Most of us have seen how two terms in the Oval Office aged much younger, fitter presidents - George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Before that Bill Clinton went through the same grinder.
Born September 8th, 1941, Sanders would be closing in on 80 if he was inaugurated on January 20th, 2021.