May 29th, 2008
12:14 PM ET
10 years ago

Doctor: Obama in 'excellent health'

(CNN) - Barack Obama is in "excellent health," the Illinois senator's doctor said in a letter summarizing the presidential candidate's medical history.

Obama's campaign released the letter to the press Thursday.

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  1. The Bu

    Nothing shocking here! There's no reason why Obama shouldn't be healthy.

    Dems '08

    May 29, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  2. J.S.

    Didn't he mention in his book some drug usage?? How will this affect him health wise?

    May 29, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  3. Chicago for HILLARY !!!

    Healthy MIND !!!! What We need in the White House, not carrier seaker !!!!
    Read Chicago politics report !!!!! How Obama fuond himself in the politics and beeing link to corrupted Rezko, I WILL NOT VOTE FOR Obama, NO!!!!! TO!!!! Obama !!!!
    He is just CARRIER !!!! SEAKER !!!!!

    May 29, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  4. Dani

    So what, he will amount to a do nothing president anyway. He's big on talk and little on action.

    May 29, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  5. sky

    The guy is an excellent example for us all. It would be nice to have a president we admired and aspired to be like.

    May 29, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  6. Laura AZ




    May 29, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  7. mjc

    good, he's in excellent health to deal with his LOSS IN NOVEMBER.


    May 29, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |

    He is young and fit as opposed to old and used up. Fresh as opposed to has-been. He is the model of the future as opposed to an example of times past. We need something new, fresh and exciting. Someone not afraid to try something different, obviously the old ways are not working.

    May 29, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  9. Jennifer

    Did anyone have any doubt that he was in great shape? By the way, those of you questioning his psychological soundness the same letter says his mental health is also great.
    He really need to share his secret though. Those are some enviable numbers for cholesterol and blood pressure.
    Keep it up Obama, and let's put this smoking behind us permanently, huh?

    May 29, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  10. ch

    Hope his doctor has more credibility than his pastor!

    May 29, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  11. Ernesto Lopez

    Why CNN ignores my comments, I posted several minutes before the first post you show, I wasn't being offensive or posting spam, just to show you again here's my post and it's status:

    ""May 29th, 2008 12:39 pm ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Good for you Obama!, Good for the country also.""

    Why CNN ?, Why do you do this?

    May 29, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  12. independent

    look at him hisnt he sweet .

    May 29, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  13. David D Kollie

    This guy is playing basket ball while campaigning. what else do we want to know about his health. His coach said that it was ok for him to play basket ball that means he's healthy all the way.

    May 29, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  14. NoMcSame

    Keep your good health by not falling for the trick and going to Iraq.

    Remember RON BROWN

    We the people need you right here to fight the good fight and to bring our people HOME.
    Let McSame go to Iraq and let him stay there until the shooting stops.
    Its a setup with their hope thay something happens and you don't come back.
    Stay healthy Stay Home

    May 29, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
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