It's been a while since he was nominated as a vice-presidential candidate, and we still haven't had a look at his medical history. This is the normal course of events for a person who could potentially be president next February. The press really needs to do its job and get Biden's medical records pronto. Again: this needn't be too invasive. It could even be done the way McCain's medical vetting was - reserved for a room of reporters to comb through all the major and obvious issues.

So what are you waiting for, Joe?

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