May 23rd, 2008
03:10 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama campaign to release report on his personal health

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(CNN) – Barack Obama's campaign said Friday they will release a summary of the senator's medical records, provided by his primary care doctor, early next week. Republican John McCain released his medical records earlier Friday, and a team of doctors who assembled summary reports on his health answered questions from reporters.


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  1. Dennis

    I didn't realize his health was an issue, but I guess if we are asking for it from McCain, then we should ask for it from him to be fair.

    May 23, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  2. hamstring

    The best "exit strategy" for the democratic party....if they are going to be able to win in November.....is for Obama to run back to chicago in "shame" after Hillary wins the nomination. He and his supporters have so offended the majority of Americans that anything less would mean total defeat for the democrats this year.

    May 23, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  3. Just want to know

    Knowing that this is the type of President you will be and the type of man you are.....gives so many HOPE FOR CHANGE.

    Thank you

    May 23, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  4. Freida, NYC

    Good! No more double standards.

    May 23, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  5. Pedeen

    Obama is in perfect health!! ,never looses temper, he can bowl, play basket ball, run like a 25 years old. Made best judgement when voting for Iraq war then what else can we ask from a President to be ?.

    May 23, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  6. corey

    keep them coming ,just two more weeks and hillary is history

    May 23, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  7. hamstring

    Oh, by the way, I hope his health report includes a drug test so we can know how long it's been since he smoked crack!!!

    May 23, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  8. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    We all know that Obama smoked Hillary during the campaign. The real question is whether he's still smoking cigarettes?

    May 23, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  9. Barb Canada

    Would be nice to see the three candidates hold debates with lie detector machines hooked up to them! It looks like they are all healthy enough to do it!

    May 23, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  10. Joe Reg

    The man is a stud.

    He could not have been better.

    any better he would get arrested.

    Long live Obama!!!

    08&12

    May 23, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  11. Caryn, Washington DC

    He needs to gain back a little weight but I'm sure that the medical records will show the next POTUS to be in excellent health.

    May 23, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  12. The Change Express (Kissimmee, FL)

    no worries here..tha man plays b-ball quite frequently.

    Go BARACK GO !

    May 23, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  13. Linned

    Great. Go ahead and do what needs to be done. I saw on the blogs where McCain and Clinton supporters were asking where were they. Matter fact, where is Senator Clintons?

    May 23, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  14. JP

    I can't believe people are attacking Obama for being a healthy eater.

    Somehow, the fact that he eats healthy, low-calorie food apparently makes him "out of touch" with ordinary people. Does Obama have to be overweight and clog his arteries as a way of relating to "Joe Six-Pack"?

    Can you imagine how much lower health care costs would be if all Americans ate healthier?

    May 23, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  15. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    Great...now we can analyze if his lobotomy really is the cause of the short term memory loss and delusional ideation. "Q-cards please. Not not those comrade (I've niched the nomination now)–gimme the ones from Vlad Putin."

    May 23, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  16. Truth

    They should just release a video of his last basketball training game.
    No needs for reports

    May 23, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  17. Laura in Nevada

    Who Cares?

    If DNC choose Barack the nominee... then let him be the Democratic nominee.

    That's all.

    And the DNC together with Pelosi and Dean can party on that with Barack. It's just that they have to do it at Barack's House and NOT the White House. Cause President McCain is partying there. lol.

    Hillary supporters let's vote for McCain. Do not stay home then your vote is useless. McCain loves America. Maybe McCain will choose Hillary as VP lol ....that would be good. We do not want Hillary as VP for Obama. We do not want her to hate America.

    May 23, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  18. Kathy

    HE VERY WELL MAY BE HEALTHY NOW....HOWEVER WHEN THE REPUBLICANS GET THROUGH WITH HIM...NO DOCTOR WILL BE ABLE TO PUT HIM BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. HUMPTY DUMPTY HAD A GREAT FALL..........

    THIS GUY IN DOOMED COME NOV. HIS RHETORIC AND CONSTANTLY CHANGING SPEECHES TO SUIT THE OCCASION ARE GOING TO COME BACK TO BITE HIM IN THE A___!!!

    I AM A CLINTON SUPPORTER, AND I TELL YOU THE CR__P THAT I READ FROM OBAMA SUPPORTERS IS SO TYPICAL FAR-LEFT WING IT ISN'T FUNNY-GET REAL FOLKS–THE WORLD IS NOT YOUR OYSTER...THIS COUNTRY IS NO LONGER ATUNED TO THE LEFT-WING POLICIES OF THE PARTY. YOU FOLKS SHOULD KNOW THAT BASED ON THE PAST TWO ELECTIONS-WAKE UP.

    THE PARTY HAS SHOWN CONSISTANTLY--HOW TO LOSE AND ELECTION ....101--GREAT AUTHORS OF UNSUCCESS.

    THE PARTY HAD A CHANCE WITH CLINTON, BUT ONCE AGAIN THEY FAILED TO SEE THE OBVIOUS--FOR SHAME

    May 23, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  19. Ratgurl

    Aren't we getting a little too personal? This morning I learned about McCain's lower GI tract polyps & his cataracts. Truth be told, there is such a thing as TMI!

    May 23, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  20. Jim

    Great, we get to find out how many years of smoking Obama had, and how badly bruised his lungs are.

    Can't wait.

    May 23, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  21. dd L.B,CA

    Good! I am glad McCain did it, now Hillary needs to. I believe we should know about the medical/mental condition of all the candidates. I hope they pay Particular Attention to the Mental Condition of Hillary. She is so in denial, her chronic lieing, and delusional behavior thru out the whole campaign suggests she may have some kind of a dementia condition & I am told that this condition (dementia) is sometimes hard to make the correct diagnosis because there is so many different levels of this disease. Obama looks like he's in good health & certainly is visibly always "all charged up with good energy"

    May 23, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  22. Dan from Indianapolis

    Not really a big issue, just being fair to those who want health info from both candidates. I really don't think we'll see any earth-shattering details from the reports.

    May 23, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  23. Against Obama!

    What is the point of this? He is not the nominee yet???? Just another ploy! Thursday when a reporter asked Nancy Pelosi about Obama looking for a VP; she stated "for what point?, this race has not been determined yet".

    May 23, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  24. Spider

    "I agree with John."

    Can Obama do anything on his own, without his opponent doing it first and him following the lead?

    May 23, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  25. SDB

    Having been a former smoker isn't Obama also at risk?

    May 23, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
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