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. Tom

    People saying "too bad" and wishing for news of ill health by Obama are sick, pathetic losers. I truly pity you for having such small minds.

    May 29, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  2. Dena in SC

    Obama has good health, physical and psychological, as they go hand in hand. You people who are disappointed and admit it should be checked out mentally. Keep your sick votes. I'm not for Hillary but I want her to be very healthy, as well as McCain.
    I heard Obama smokes–I hope that is not true.

    May 29, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  3. Venus

    Looks like smoking keeps him healthy! Way to go Bam!

    Better than drinking a lot and on a bunch of pills!

    You are in better shap than 60% of younger people!

    May 29, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  4. Boered1

    D Frank May 29th, 2008 1:22 pm ET

    Some people are question what to do about Michigan and Florida. Well unfortunately Obama as well as his Campaign team have for months stalled on this issue until the very end.

    If Senator Obama was or had been a true democrat he would have come to the conclusion that the fairest method or solution to the problem is and would have been running new Primary elections in these two states so as not to disenfranchise the voters.

    Holy Crap you guys are so stupid I cannot WAIT until after Saturday and you have to shut up except for the whining.

    First a few FACTS, I know, I know, these do not sit well with the Clintonistas but facts are facts. Mr. Obama is NOT responsible for the mess Fl and MI are in, the states ALONG with the silent COMPLICENT VOTERS ofd these states are responsible PERIOD! Where was all the outcry when, before the dates were set, and the punishment was known, from these two states? THERE WAS NONE, even I, who lived in another state KNEW LAST AUGUST what the outcome of seeting the dates would be, why were you not out on the streets Crying like two year olds then?!? YOUR COMPLICENCY MAKES YOU AT FAULT NO MATTER WHAT PANDERING CLINTON DOES YOU ARE AT FAULT!

    As for Mr. Obama "Stalling" the revote all he ever did was state he would ACCEPT whatever the DNC agreed to. He DID point out the potential for voter FRAUD in the revote methods provided by the states but DID NOT REJECT a SINGLE REVOTE PLAN. Both STATES voted down all revote plans, meanwhile Clinton has rejected more potential delegate splits because keeping this subject open is a tactic by HER campaign to get more votes and skew this election. Why should Obama agree to FLAWED and FRADULENT revote plans when even the SYTATES DID NOT?!?! He is NOT the one who broke the rules and is NOT responsible for fixing YOUR screw ups!

    that said I am glad our future President is in good health and hope he remains so for at least the next eight years so he can turn our country back to the path intended by the framers of the Constitution.

    May 29, 2008 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  5. martin

    cnn not posting my comments again,today?did i hurt someones feelings when i asked if lou dobbs was still going to vote for mccain after the republican disaster,confirmed yesterday by mclellan?

    May 29, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  6. Healthy News

    Wonderful ...we had no doubt.

    There's nothing like a healthy mind, body and spirit.

    A president we can be proud of.

    Obama 08/2012

    May 29, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  7. martin

    cnn=clinton news ninnies!

    May 29, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  8. is it necessary

    yes we can

    May 29, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  9. Eli

    He should be fine since he has gotten into elected offices by being a sneaky, true Washington polictial player (which he says hes not). When you have never had to work for something you should be healthy. Im sure he has had to work the hardest the last six months, even though the news media and some head Democrats are trying once again to just give it to him. LIFELONG DEMOCRAT THAT WILL NOT VOTE FOR OBAMA.

    May 29, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  10. Franky

    He better be in good health!!! He's the youngest of them all!! LOL!!!!!

    May 29, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  11. Olivia

    Now it's time for the aptitude test.

    May 29, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  12. TJ Johnson

    No, let us see the records, as we did McCain's– not just a statement from some doctor somewhere.

    May 29, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  13. Canuck

    did they check him unhealthy socialist afflictions?

    May 29, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  14. Politico

    To those who insist it's "too bad" that he's in good health, you're despicable.

    I used to be a Hillary supporter (was never anti-Obama, I just respected the Clinton presidency and hoped that HRC still embraced those ideals). After months of reading the news and these ticker comments, however, I've decided that Hillary (and, it seems, many of her supporters) are willing to stoop to unfathomable lows to cinch victory. I just don't respect it...

    America needs a change, there's absolutely no denying that. Low-ball politics isn't the way to achieve it, however. In a way, I'm thankful the race has gone on long enough to really give you a feel for the candidates, otherwise I would have remained a Clinton supporter.

    May 29, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  15. Linda from Prescott

    Good Deal! Good Health and on to the white house.

    May 29, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  16. nate

    Talk to ppl you know. If theyre cool, happy, intelligent and attractive they usually support Obama. If theyre bitter, dumb and old and annoying, well... Seriously – try it in your hometown and see.

    May 29, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  17. Nando, Florida

    May 29th, 2008 1:35 pm ET

    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

    the word should be choice, This is why Sen Obam is running on a strong education platform.

    May 29, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  18. Nadine

    Keep up the good job in maintaining good health, Senator. Continue to work hard on giving up those "nasty" cigarettes.

    May 29, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  19. Hillary Clinton

    For those concerned about John McCain's age: In addition to the fact that we are now living longer and healthier, and that his mother is doing quite well at 96, John hikes the Grand Canyon with his son and is able to keep a hectic campaign schedule better than many of his young staffers. Besides, if he can endure over five years as a POW, I am confident that he can handle the stresses of the presidency.

    Americans for McCain '08

    May 29, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  20. Conservative Buyer- CA

    There is a whole montage of McCain's detrimental health yet they only had 3 hours to review 1200 pages.

    McCain is in bad shape and not one doctor has the courage to at least give some kind of disclosure or clause of his health.

    We all know Obama is way healthier than McCain will ever be on his best day.

    May 29, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  21. donna

    Wow..I can't believe that some folks are mad that he is in good health..what kind of religion do you practice?? really sad commentary on the types of "people" we have in the U.S.

    This isn't about him being the right person for the job, the article is about his health since he is running for the office..Hillary should be releasing her medical report too...

    Just be glad that a HUMAN is in good health and keep it at that...

    The only CLOUD that should be over the election should be the fact that the REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS OF MI AND FL messed over their own citizens by moving up their primary..Obama didn't move it up so he shouldn't be punished for it...he had NOTHING to do with it and they all signed an agreement prior to the election..including HILLARY...

    People really do see what they want to see!!!!!


    May 29, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  22. jerry


    May 29, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  23. Jasmine

    Good health but no position or plan on any issues.

    May 29, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  24. Brian - Trinidad

    He should be,hasn't done any work so far in his life,unless you count all talk and no action as work.

    May 29, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  25. Steve from California

    I am pleased Barack Obama's doctor has released medical information about the candidate. I'm glad he's in good health.

    Now, would someone please release Obama's policy stance on the political issues facing this country. Anybody?

    May 29, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
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