April 2nd, 2008
03:00 PM ET
10 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. Seam, Philly PA

    Can't be any worse than Dick Cheney.

    April 2, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |

    You will be fine, John. But you do not need to stress yourself!!!!!!!!!!
    Politics is too much stress for you and your temper, John

    Obama 2008

    April 2, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  3. obamican

    I agree. I think his medical records are private.

    April 2, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  4. Why?

    I don't support McCain. HOWEVER....WHY THE HECK do we need to see this man's medical records???????????? Yes he's a senior citizen but can you say HIPPA????? All this transparency is nothing more than a violation of privacy and rights. You people are just friggin nosey that's all.

    April 2, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  5. stuart_zechman

    His medical records will prove that he has mental disease because he is a republican.

    Vote for Hillary, the smartest candidate out there and the best for america.

    A vote for Obama is a vote for McLame. Don't do it or you are a traitor "democrat!" and are worse than Traitor Joe Lieberman.

    April 2, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  6. sophia nyc

    Oh Lord. Please don't.

    Senator Clinton, release your tax returns?

    April 2, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  7. minka, de

    I am also wondering where are her tax returns??? and who is his vp going to be???

    April 2, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  8. Trina

    My personal belief is that the man is still ill. The absess on the left side of his face just seems to get larger and larger. The only reason they could have to possibly hold out is so they can scrutinize what will be released and what won't. Guess McCain has been taking note of those redacted documents from the Clinton Camp. If elected, I believe he will be a one term President which gives him cart blanche to push any red button he chooses. Save us all if he is elected to office!

    April 2, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  9. Carrie PA

    Just looking at John McCain, no medical records are needed.

    April 2, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |

    Now let 's give Clinton H a chance since she is ready now to be running as our VP.

    Obama-Clinton 2008!!!

    April 2, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  11. John

    I wish Mccain good health,everybody deserves that-President or not President.

    April 2, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  12. John

    Voters for Truth and dignity-is a bunch of liars! That is the only word they know! 101 education will ease the lack of missing components.

    April 2, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  13. Tanya K

    I thought this was about John McCains health, not Hillarys Tax Returns? Get over it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Obama-Hillary 2008

    April 2, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  14. Boomer

    When they do release them people will be shocked to learn that McSame is actually George Bush disguised as an old man! What a scandal!!!

    April 2, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  15. Al

    Tax returns are one thing, but medical history is none of anybody's business.

    April 2, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  16. Pepou

    Is the man still alive or is it a clone ?

    April 2, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  17. Bob Stephens

    Besides his medical records, I would like to see a Psychiatric evaluation, with an in depth look at his temper problems, and mood swings..

    April 2, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  18. Jon, PA

    He's 71 years old! You CAN'T delay the release of his medical records- Father Time might not make it!

    Seriously though- when campaigns announce that files are going to be delayed it sends a huge message to the general populous that something is being hidden. HRC's tax returns, now McC's medical records...

    Would it normally be our business? No- if nothing was wrong with him then I wouldn't really care about his medical records. The fact is he has cancer, was a POW (lord knows what happened in there) and given his wife's infidelities possibly a VD (comedy rule of three). The public does need to know whether he is medically fit for the stresses of the office.

    Oh yeah- and has he been seeing a psychologist/psychiatrist for his years in war and as a POW? I'm pretty sure that sort of thing takes a toll on people...

    April 2, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  19. HP Boston

    John is to OLD! He is also not WELL.

    If only John were 25 years younger he could possibly be fit enough for the rigors of the presidency.

    April 2, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  20. Leah DiMarco, TX

    It is time for a change in Washington, DC.

    Time for the people that don't know how to tell the truth to and don't have the best interests for America get the heck out of there!

    Obama '08

    April 2, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  21. Ifeanyi Azubike Houston Texas

    I bet they don't mean may '08. I can vouch that we will have in May'10.

    April 2, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |

    Sure they are they will say he is to old.

    April 2, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  23. Wayne, Greenville TX

    How many file cabinets do they fill???? 🙂

    April 2, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  24. lopez

    What is it hiding?

    April 2, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  25. Nando, Florida



    April 2, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
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