May 29th, 2008
12:14 PM ET
6 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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  1. Matthew

    No lingering side effects from his days as a user?

    May 29, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  2. Dennis

    Hey Barry...

    I would love to smoke a Pall Mall and chat with ya sometime.

    May 29, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  3. Rose - Baltimore, MD

    Great! Don't go to Iraq though, Hillary has arranged for a sniper over there.

    Obama '08

    May 29, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  4. Independent

    D Frank,
    Thats great but know that Obama had nothing to do with Florida choosing not to do a revote. They made that decision on their own. As for Michigan, their proposal for a revote was not acceptable. They were not going to allow registered republicans, and independents to take part in the revote, as well as any dems that voted in the republican primary (due to being told the Dem one didnt count). They changed their stance on who could revote, from the original rules used in January. This is why Obama did not agree to it, as he should not have. If they were going to have a revote, they should have used the same rules as in January. There are many of us independents that would vote for Obama.

    May 29, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  5. Doug R.

    ...as opposed to John McBush McCain who has over 1,000 pages of medical records and looks older and more worn out each time you see him.

    May 29, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  6. Rob

    I am glad that all his drug abuse in college (when he was "trying to find himself") did not damage him. :-)

    May 29, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  7. MaryJo Bruce Surprise, Ariz

    Just because you are in good health, doesn't fully qualify a person to be the leader of the most powerful country on earth. Sen Obama is honestly not ready to take on this position. Sure hes a great talker. But has no substance yet. He has not talked much about the real issues.
    Talking loud and saying nothing as yet. Sure I'm a Dem but between the two Hillary is the bests choise at the present

    May 29, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  8. carrie obama

    of course he is in excellent health
    but we would like to see hillbilly's mental health records,

    May 29, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  9. Less, Austin Tx

    I agree – Healthy body, mind, and definitely Heart – it shows.

    Go Obama '08

    May 29, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  10. chograda

    oviously he is not old and lost memo as M so what do you expected?

    May 29, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  11. Blue

    Why do they not release ALL of his medical records?

    Didn't enveryone demand to see the actual paper files on McCain?

    Why are we settling for a physicians SUMMARY letter?

    What is Obama hiding?

    May 29, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  12. Kennedy

    Please don't come to Iraq because Clintons thinks some thing bad will probable happen in June. Please, please don't leave America before you become president.

    May 29, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  13. Proud1of 26% in WV

    The doctors reported that he has a recurring abscess on his buttock which should start clearing up June 3.

    May 29, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  14. Montana is Obama Country

    Glad to see Barack is in "excellent" health... but watch out for the EVIL EMPIRE..... they are ruthless.....and you know the old saying.... hold your friends close but hold your enemies even closer.....

    Be Safe President Obama........... 2008

    May 29, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  15. Jack

    What is this obseeion that the public has with the physicals of candidates. A Dr. can Not see the future. No one can Guarantee that a person will be around a cetian number of years. Obama could have an accident or a heart attack in the next few years. There are medical conditions that do not give warning signs. Why do you think that some apparently healthy peole "just drop dead"? McCain is older but he may be mentally bright and around for the next 20 years.
    The Quality of the candidates is more important. Our systom has set up a line of succession.

    May 29, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  16. William Spivey

    One of the reasons that FL has such a bad name is the amount of stupid people who migrate here to stir up the pile. I am from FL and for good or bad we screwed up and went against the rules and now like the winch of politics, you believe that they should be changed. "If i can't play, i'm going to take my ball and go home" I've got grandkids 2 & 6 and they are smarter than 60% of the Democrats in this state, and they both act better than the Clinton's. Hey stupid vote for McCain if Hillary can't win. You idiots deserve what you get. I deserted that dumb woman months ago.

    May 29, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  17. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    Kind of him to release his "medical records"...not.

    I suppose if his doctor has the same credibility as his minister–we may have some reason for concern.

    May 29, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  18. Mischelle from Illinois

    Nancy Pelosi is the Katherine Harris of this election. She will abuse her power to impede the natural course of the election process. this will end her political career, just like it did for Harris. Pelosi's bias against Clinton has been appearent for months and she will be the spoiler...

    May 29, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  19. Kathy Ericson

    You know some of you bloggers are really mean and hateful. Obama is not my choice for the nominee, but I feel no ill will towards him. Great that he is in good health.

    Madam President – HILLARY "08"

    May 29, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  20. Lawrence

    When it comes down to running a clean election, Florida is the worst.
    The first question would be, who pays for the election ?Second question, who has the money to pay for another election? Question three, the old addage, you get what you pay for, is it still reliable?

    May 29, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  21. Rave

    Mr. Obama is mentally, physically in good health and he is a good man. His pleasant and truthful smile explains he is pure.
    Just watch the evil smile of Hillary and decide if you really want her near the white house..... Infact McCain and Bush can smile better than Hillary.
    OBAMA / AL GORE 2008

    May 29, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  22. gb

    Apparently since Florida can't have their voters voices heard at the Democratic Convention then they should all vote Republican in the General Election. See how the Democratic Party likes that. I am a registered Democrat & will change parties if my states votes can not be counted.

    May 29, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  23. jt the Best Choice!

    He looks too skinny for me.

    Maybe he needs to start more waffles.

    Plus he has more gray hair now than 15 months ago.

    By the time the campaign is over, he will look like a very old men.

    On the other hand, Hillary is 60 and still looks sexy and seems like she getting prettier.

    We need a good looking president for all the cameras around the world.

    May 29, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  24. Tired of all the flap!

    It is great to hear that Barack Obama is in great health and now the country can move forward in trying to get him elected this Fall.

    OBAMA '08'

    May 29, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  25. Billy From Florida

    He may be in good physical health, but where is his mental
    health report??????

    May 29, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
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