How important is the health condition of a certain candidate?

@rosey19 (951)
Philippines
April 11, 2010 10:45pm CST
It's less than a month from now before the May 10 election in our country and there are hot issues everywhere especially for national candidates. There were certain rumors about the health condition of one of the candidates, if you are going to judge the situation, how important is the health condition of a certain candidate?
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@greyz7 (860)
• Philippines
12 May 10
it is really important that a candidtae must be physically, empotionally, intellectually and spiritually fir to be oin politics since he or she would be undergoing alot of stress
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
I believe that ALL candidates should undergo mental and physical examinations and not only those that are being challenged by their opponents, more so if they are running as presidential candidates. If regular companies want to test their potential employees for mental and physical soundness before hiring them, I don't see any reason why candidates for those who will run our government and formulate our laws should be exempt from these examinations.
@rsa101 (23706)
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
For me, for as long as the challenge was not maliciously made then I think that is fine. But right now, the issue was made out of a controversy that arouse from maliciously maligning one candidate that was not true. Now, to get over the issue they are challenging one another. I think if this would be required it would be done at the very start of the campaign. The requiring one another would just be tainted and is not healthy in the end bickering one another of black propaganda.
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
Of course the health condition of a candidate is very important, especially when you're talking about the president of a country. Part of the capacity and capability to lead is to have a healthy mind and wellbeing. If that is absent in a candidate, how can he or she be able to fulfill his or her duties that would require a lot of stressful activities and plenty of decision-making?