April 2nd, 2008
03:00 PM ET
7 years ago

McCain medical records to be released in May

(CNN) - The McCain campaign said Wednesday the Arizona senator's medical records will no longer be released by April 15. They now say the new timetable is "sometime in May."

UPDATE: The McCain campaign tells CNN the reason for the delay is because they want to gather all his doctors for a press conference to answer reporters' questions and May is the soonest that can be done.

– CNN Medical Unit and CNN’s Dana Bash


Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (68 Responses)
  1. VOTER FOR TRUTH AND DIGNITY IN AMERICA

    Really, forget it McCain. You medical records are not necessary.
    But, I would love to see HILLARY'S Tax Returns and a copy of
    a list of unpaid bills to vendors and the insurance bill that is unpaid
    that would be covering your campaign staff. NOW, that is a big unpaid
    bill.

    Obama 2008
    From Retired Professional White Woman for Obama from Day 1.

    April 2, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  2. strong

    Well, I guess John McCain better choose wisely his VP.

    If for some reason he couldn't finish his 4 years as president, then the choice of the VP becomes so much more crucial.

    Hope he does not pick Quayle. There are better apples in the barrel, don't go to the bottom of it.

    April 2, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  3. ne,pa independent

    I want to see what mental issues McCain's been treated for.

    April 2, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  4. Bj

    Finally, the issue of his health is being addressed. With no disrespect to his service to our country, how can anyone not believe that the effects of his treatment as a POW are apparent in his physical and mental health?

    April 2, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  5. OBAMA FOR SURE WILL WIN PA. 2008

    It's Ok, John. We will not be waiting in suspense. I know you are
    alright. Now Hillary, tax returns and unpaid vendors including payment
    for your campaign staff huge insurance bill, would be a breath of
    fairness from Hillary, the truth evader.

    April 2, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  6. CHERYL

    HILLARY WOULD NEVER BE OBAMA'S VP!!!!!!!

    SHE WOULDN'T ASK HIM TO BE HERS EITHER!!!!!!

    OBAMA NEEDS TO PULL OUT AND GO AWAY BEFORE THE NEXT WAVE OF SCANDAL!!!!!!!

    HILLARY REINS SUPREME!!!!!!!

    April 2, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  7. Steve

    Anyone with their finger on the nuclear trigger should be an open book. Everyone has a right to know his or her physical and mental makeup. It is us that are going to get blown up with whoever he wants to blow up. It is everyone's life which is on the line.

    April 2, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  8. andrea, Illinois

    I think McCain looks good, considering his age!
    I actually like him even though I am for Obama, but the man is just too old

    April 2, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  9. Shane Cahill

    You don't have to vote on him until November, why the huge rush? Big deal out of nothing

    April 2, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  10. AJ, IL

    There's a problem with McCain's medical records, that is why they pushed them to May. By the time May roles around it will be pushed to July.

    April 2, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  11. Catrina, Bay Area, CA.

    We do not need to see hos medical records. That is instrusive and unethical. And I'm an Obama supporter.

    April 2, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  12. kim portland, oregon

    just enough time to take out all the bad stuff!!!

    how can you people not see what a lying liar mccain is!?!?!!?!? we know he'll take out the PTSD, cancer, and dementia--i'm just not sure if he's gonna keep in the parts about his depends and viagra!

    April 2, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  13. Dave, SC

    Just another Clinton who never keeps his word.And the repubilcans call him honorable

    April 2, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  14. AJ, Boston

    He only commited to a 4 yr term becuase he knows his health is questionable. He just wanted to be able to cross "Rule the World" off his bucket list before he checked out.

    April 2, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  15. R

    I am supporting Hillary, but I don't see the point of releasing this. He shouldn't have to do so. We all know he's ill anyways

    April 2, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  16. Dave

    What is he trying to conceal?

    April 2, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  17. dave

    To all you people talking about the releasing of tax returns.

    McCain has not released his tax returns either. He has promised them on April 15th, but has not committed to releasing anything other than his 2007 return.

    April 2, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  18. April Campbell

    He's playing for time so he can pay off his doctors to certify that he's healthy. Why should we have to wait until May and why do we need a press conference? This guy is too old and he's had recurrent cancer. Why won't he just go away-he's sold his soul already, the rest of him might as well follow.

    April 2, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
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