The biggest story coming out of the Houston Democratic Presidential debate was Julian Castro criticizing Joe Biden for contradicting what he had just said earlier about his health care plan.
It seems that Castro had, somehow, misinterpreted what Biden said, but many thought it was Castro trying to draw attention to the fact that Biden seems to many NOT to be as mentally alert as he has been in the past.
The charge of “Ageism” has been lodged against Castro, but it seems to this blogger to be unfair, as many around the Democratic Party establishment have been saying such thoughts privately.
This blogger has always admired Joe Biden, but is also concerned about his mental acuity and memory, as he and Bernie Sanders would both reach 80 years of age early in the term.
So even if Castro was a bit unfair, the issue of mental acuity of people reaching their 80s in the Presidency IS an issue that needs to be addressed.
We need a totally competent person with no slip ups to challenge Donald Trump in 2020, and it is very worrisome to have the oldest potential Presidential candidates in history who might not be up to the task under the pressures and stress of a campaign, and then of four to eight years of the most difficult job in the world, the American Presidency.
So I say give Julian Castro a pass, and be happy that he has, at least, addressed the age issue, which needs to be resolved before the nomination process is finished, as it could be crucial to the future of the nation!