May 29th, 2008
12:14 PM ET
7 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. bigben

    Who cares?

    May 29, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  2. who cares!!

    Who cares, I will never support him. I will now cast my vote for John McCain!!!

    May 29, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  3. Yolanda

    He's the physical manifestation of all that's right with this country. Of course he's in good shape.

    May 29, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  4. Beltway Insider

    Of course he is.

    – Excellent health;

    – Sharp intellect;

    – Strong sense of honesty and integrity;

    – Natural leadership qualities.

    Best presidential candidate we've had in some time – and will be the best president we've had in an even longer time.

    OBAMA '08

    May 29, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  5. Herman in LA

    “Excellent Health”

    Wooohooo! President Obama!
    That gave me chills:

    Senator Barack Obama is in overall good physical and mental health needed to maintain the resiliency required in the Office of President.

    Obama 08!!!

    May 29, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  6. David in Chicago

    Unlike some people, his mental health is also in great shape. :)

    May 29, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  7. ???

    Ha ha that's awesome. At first I thought it might have been a typo.

    May 29, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  8. Debby

    Good now he can make that trip to Iraq like he is claiming to do.

    May 29, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  9. Dan

    why does he look like crap then?

    May 29, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  10. R.T.

    Why can't I smoke, Mom? Neat-o President Obama does.

    Get me my pack of Kools. I need to get ready for my meeting with Hezbollah.

    May 29, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  11. ObamaSupporer

    God bless him we need him to stay healthy, he is our only hope to bring our county back we need to reclaim America. Republicans are scary the good news is they are exposing each other.

    May 29, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  12. Jimmy

    Does he still smoke. How long after one quit smoking does the effects dimished.

    May 29, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  13. Obama Mama

    duh...... he was here in NC playing basketball with the Chapel Hill team. He is in better shape than many 30 year olds. McCain's health is the only one in question. GOP, better get a good VP on the ticket because if this country votes against itself and elects McCain, I doubt Grandpa will make it through the post-election presidential celebrations.

    Obama 08

    May 29, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  14. snaz

    excellent

    May 29, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  15. Philly Kid

    Great news! Now can we talk about this Clinton Fiasco?

    May 29, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  16. Joe Reed

    Barack Obama: Ready to report for duties as the next President of these United States of America.

    May 29, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  17. MST

    We thank God for that! We never expected anything less! We only need the lady in pantsuit to make a graceful exit , so that we can rally everybody around and get set for the GE!

    May 29, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  18. jfs Memhis, Tn

    It will take a healthy younger individual to be able to handle the stresses of the OFFICE. McCain and Hillary could have some issues...they would be faced with Significant Pressure. The headaches of that office have gotten considerably more demanding over the last 8 yrs. !!!!!!!

    May 29, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  19. Kevin

    Thank God.

    May 29, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  20. Joyce in Florida

    So what? So is Hillary Clinton. Not much to say about McCain though. Keep fighting for us Senator Clinton. We want to see YOU in the White House. GO HILLARY 08!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 29, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  21. Kathryn Irby - Metairie, LA

    Yes, some presidential candidates are young and healthy enough to become President, unlike others!

    May 29, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  22. Ernesto Lopez

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

    May 29, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  23. Will vote ANYBODY but Obama

    Yes.. his digestion system is the best. especially looking at how he did with Chicago politics ousting eminent people..

    Do they check conscience in medical checkup..?

    Never ever obama...

    May 29, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  24. Carol Martin

    Obama's health is good because his heart is in the right place.

    May 29, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  25. Unempressed voter

    Great!

    McCain on the other had has 1200+ pages of health records just from 2000-2008, is on 8+ drugs and is considered in "excellent" health as well…

    "if" he wins, I hope he picks a good VP!

    May 29, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
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