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.

Read the letter[PDF]

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soundoff (239 Responses)
  1. R Edwards

    Too bad. But he won't be president so his health doesn't really matter.

    May 29, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  2. Jeff

    Can we get a similar letter from HRC's psychiatrist?

    May 29, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  3. Sabrina in San Diego

    If he doesn't want to die of mysterious causes, he'd better not pick Hillary as veep.

    May 29, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |

    Sound of mind, Sound of body, Sound character, Sound policies, Sound campaign= President Obama.

    May 29, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  5. Bonnie

    Wow. A president that shoots hoops to stay in shape–I can get behind that.

    May 29, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  6. Ostriches burying our heads in the sand

    Hope I can be as healthy as Barack when I am 46!

    May 29, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  7. Enlightened Voter

    No skeletons there all you anti obamatics. Try and make something out of that.

    May 29, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  8. Kiah

    As if we didn't already know this. All you have to do is look at the man and see that he is the picture of good health!

    Obama '08!


    May 29, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  9. Venus

    Way to go Bam!

    Excellent health. Excellent campaign... get yourself a little rest and June 3rd – and let's beat the crap out of McSame!

    May 29, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  10. Machiavelli, Baton Rouge, LA

    Wow! It is apparent that Obama and McCain have absolutely nothing in common.

    May 29, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  11. Perry

    Well I'd hope so I mean he is only 46 so I think he has a couple years before he has to worry about health troubles that will affect his ability to act as Commander In Chief. McCain however...

    May 29, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  12. JB

    So, obviously the newest tactic by the unscrupulous Hillary supporters:

    Claim that Obama can't win the general election, or that he is the weaker candidate.

    How do you figure? You aren't fooling anyone. He has gotten more popular vote, more pledged delegates and more superdelegates. Those are the facts. Hillary's fangled math doesn't cut it.

    He has won more states in the primary, however, you cannot use the experiences of the primary to predict what is going to happen in the general election.

    The idea of the primary, two people run against each other from the same party. The winner goes on to the general election to face the oter party.

    Hillary wants you to completely discount what has happened in the Primary. Then why do we have primaries?

    And her supporters get mad when people call her a liar, or someone who doesn't want to play by the rules. If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck. . . . . .

    May 29, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  13. Jan from Boca Raton, Fl


    May 29, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  14. Ross, Brooklyn, NY

    Obama is physically, mentally and ethically fit to be president. McCain and Hillary on the other hand are quite lacking.

    Obama '08

    May 29, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  15. Hillary Dems for McCain

    I bet he is still smoking....

    Has anyone checked out the article on this site that talks about how Obama won his Senate race? Obama ran out all his competition so he would run unopposed in the Democratic Primary in IL.

    Is this the different kind of politics Obama supporters have been talking about?

    At least Hillary has dignity. Obama is the do or say anything candidate, he's just sneaky. Well, not sure if he is sneaky, but these liberal news stations just don't make it a headline.

    McCain 08

    May 29, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  16. JJ-Orlando

    Thats great! Lets see how his BP is after he finds out Clinton will get all and not half of the votes counted in Florida and Michigan. It will probably be better than the all the democratic endorsers. I'm filming this blog from my bedroom. So CNN, delete away!!!

    May 29, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  17. JC

    Good for him. But if his plan for Iraq hands us a defeat and pulls out completely I will not vote for him. There is no reason to leave Iraq completely. Keep a holding force on some bases outside of the cities. If need be, let the Iraqis fight it out amongst themselves.

    May 29, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  18. Guy

    This is scarry! You only talk about a health of a person when there is a concern somewhere.

    May 29, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  19. Yasriel

    Wow! I just love America's politics....I wish some developing countries could just copy some of the goods in US politics.

    May 29, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  20. obama, obama, obama


    May 29, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  21. kim portland, oregon

    this is about as surprising as what's in mcclellan's book.

    healthy and young vs. old and wont release his full medical records!

    mcbush doesnt support the troops! his weak and pathetic GI bill is unnacceptable, inadequate, and insulting.

    a vote for mcsame is a vote for NOT supporting our troops. he'll let them fight his wars and BOMB BOMB BOMB iran, but he wont give them GOOD health care, mortgage relief, college tuition. and then he insults us all by agreeing with his loser BFF bush that to give them GOOD benefits that they have EARNED, will make them all leave the military. MORE PROOF OF HOW LITTLE MCCAIN KNOWS ABOUT OR REPSECTS OUR TROOPS!!! these men and women go back 2, 3, 4 times NOT becuase they believe in this farce of a "war", but because they cant stand to leave behind their buddies who are stuck in that ghastly war.

    shame on you mccain, and shame on anyone who would vote for him! your lapel pins and car magnets dont fool us!!!!

    May 29, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  22. NoMcSame

    Good news and I pray that his health stays that way. I hope that he does not go to Iraq because all of that could change just like it did for RON BROWN. Stay here and bring the boys and girls home. Don't get played by McSame.
    NAVY Vet. For Obama.
    DON'T TRUST McSame

    May 29, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  23. Ted van Tol

    Look at the health of Obama and Mccain.
    Now make your mind up wich of the two
    is fit for office!

    Obama '08

    May 29, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  24. M.E.M Kansas city

    Thank GOD .

    May 29, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |

    Great doctor's report, Mr. President !

    All the best to you and your family.

    Continued great health. The world needs you for the next 8 years.

    May 29, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
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