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. NoMcSame

    Live long and prosper my future President.
    DON'T GO TO IRAQ!!!!!! YOU HEARD ME?
    MAY BE A SETUP TO RUIN YOUR GOOD HEALTH, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
    YOU NEED TO TALK TO RON BROWNS WIFE.
    BRING THEM HOME TO YOU WHEN YOU GET INTO OFFICE.
    Don't Trust McSame
    Navy Vet. for Obama08

    RON BROWN remember you.

    May 29, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  2. Willie, AR

    I cant wait to see this report on AC 360 tonight about the way Obama muscled his way into politics. This is going to be great!!!!!

    May 29, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  3. buckeye in GA

    Great news. But the public health professional in me would *love* it if he stopped smoking.

    Perhaps this fit, middle-aged man can be a healthy role model for this country. Goodness knows we could use one.

    May 29, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  4. Concerned Democrat

    Obama's ego certainly appears to be in perfect health.

    Obama fans, why don't you encourage him to go do some work as a U.S. Senator (like meet with the subcommittee he supposedly chairs, you know that one that has jurisdiction over NATO and Afghanistan, the one that he's never called together for a meeting in the short 2.5 years that he's been a U.S. Senator)?

    Why don't you encourage him to build a resume by doing some real work on behalf of the American people and maybe run for reelection as a U.S. Senator at least once before he starts running for President of the United States.

    HILLARY CLINTON '08

    May 29, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  5. Lucyna

    He has his health and nation behind him excluding, of course, Clinon's and McCain's supporters with no brain cells.

    Please take care of yourself, Mr. President Obama. We love you.

    May 29, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  6. noemi in los angeles

    we knew this all along. thanks!!

    obama 08

    May 29, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  7. Erika Wichita

    Who cares? SInce when do Senators tell the press how their medical exams go? Only if you're running for president, trying to match McCain. Pathetic Obama.

    May 29, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  8. Democrat against Obama

    Who cares...he wont be president anyway.

    I know sooo many democrats who will not vote for him. He wont win Ohio or Florida and the Democrats cant win the White House (count your electoral college votes) without those states.

    The Democrats are a MESS...and it's because of Obama. 2 years in the senate and he wants to be president...hows that for audacity.

    I WILL GLADLY PULL THE LEVER FOR MCCAIN OR WRITE IN HILLARY CLINTON BEFORE I VOTE FOR THAT EMPTY SUIT!

    May 29, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  9. Barrack will win ALL the caucuses in November

    Remember how St Obama won the caucuses in ID, WY, NE, KS, CO, NV, ND, and IA? How he lost the popular vote in Texas but still finagled more delegates in their caucuses?

    His followers' remarkable ability to finagle Caucuses will come in REAL handy in November against McCain. I am sure the Republicans can't stop laughing.

    May 29, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  10. Beltway Insider

    - Excellent health;

    – Keen intellect;

    – Strong sense of honesty and integrity;

    – Natural leadership skills.

    Best president we will have had in quite some time.

    OBAMA '08

    May 29, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  11. Lionel J. Missouri

    Nice!

    We needed to hear that Mr. Barack Obama has good health to add to the dynamics of his present success and the success I too know he will be as our President.

    Obama, I take my hat off to you Sir.

    Best regards,

    Lionel Missouri

    May 29, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  12. Ralph

    Rob May 29th, 2008 1:18 pm ET

    maybe phsycial but not psychological :)

    LMAO...you are 100% correct there. Obama needs a psychological check up!! He sure has some screws loose!!!!

    May 29, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  13. Brian

    Woohoo go Obama!

    Clintonites... give up your whining already you cry more than infants.

    May 29, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  14. Tony

    WHO CARES?

    May 29, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  15. Ian

    Someone asked him if his medical plan has much of a co-pay. He promptly responded, "What the heck is a co-pay?"

    May 29, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  16. Cynthia

    Great to know that he received a clean bill of health.

    May 29, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  17. Peter Damoah-Afari

    Good news.......Now there will be fire on McCain....Hillary will be sent home after June 3.

    May 29, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  18. Breaking News:

    Test

    May 29, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  19. Cathy in MD

    What about Hillary's health? Why no report there?

    May 29, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  20. Love

    I am lad Obama is in good health to lead not only the United Sates but also the entire world. However, he should not trust the King Cobra and the Queen Cobra! Hllary and Clinton are cobras seeking another Vince Foster. Obama should be no Vince Foster.

    May 29, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  21. Breaking News:

    cnn is blocking my comment to d frank

    May 29, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  22. silas

    I already knew he was healthy.

    May 29, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  23. JAZZ

    No one smoking tobacco for years is in EXCELLENT health. If he truly is, good for him.

    May 29, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  24. badini1965

    Im certainly glad that he is in good health, I do not think that in the long run it matters. While his health is an issue, his utter lack of intelligence should be the focus for all Americans. He has yet to say ANYTHING of substance.

    May 29, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  25. pam Eugene OR

    There was never any doubt!
    All the way to the White House Barack!

    May 29, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
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