People seem really concerned that he's going to pop his clogs early into his presidency and Sarah Palin will take over.
And hey, if this happens in 2010 then she has the chance to be the president for the post-Roosevelt maximum of 10 years, which is pretty cool in a sort of scary as fuck way.
Anyway, the question is this: if people are so convinced he's gonna die (which is odd given Reagan lasted another 15 years after standing down or something, what happens if McCain dies before the election? Does Palin become the candidate? Do they delay the election somehow?