May 22nd, 2008
03:05 PM ET
15 years ago

McCain allows peek at medical records

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sen. John McCain will release his medical records on Friday."]
(CNN) - Sen. John McCain will give select members of the media a three-hour glimpse at his medical records Friday.

If elected, McCain, the 71-year-old presumed Republican nominee, would be the oldest president of the United States, beating Ronald Reagan by three years on inauguration day.

Presidents and candidates have released records in the past, and some, like McCain, have stipulated that the records cannot leave the room.

McCain, a cancer survivor, is particularly under pressure to prove to the public that he is physically fit for office.

Democratic candidates Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton have not made their health records public, but whoever secures the nomination probably will, said David Mark, senior editor at Politico.

McCain has told reporters not to expect surprises, and that doctors told him everything is fine.

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soundoff (62 Responses)
  1. K of TX

    Right before memorial day weekend...REAL convenient !

    May 22, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  2. Cynthia, PA

    I don't care about his medical records. The man is too old to be president. Doesn't anyone remember the jokes that were made about Reagans age? I don't want an encore. The 80's were enough. Besides, the Feds have an age limit of 65, why is he even being considered?

    May 22, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  3. Venus


    Well... 3- hours is a lot of time for some who 71 yearsold!

    As Obama said............ lift the hood and kick a couple of tires and let's start getting Mc Shame vetted!

    Go Bam! Take him to the hoop!

    Now that Hillary is almost out of the way – the media can start to focus on Mc Shame more!

    May 22, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  4. noemi in los angeles

    OH GOD NO!!! McSame is campaigning in California!!!!!!!!!! GO AWAY!!!

    It's quite funny... we had such great sunny weather for the past months, basically. In fact, just some days ago this weekend it was scorching HOT over here. Today, that McSame is here.......we have pouring rain and thunder. I'm in Pasadena, CA and it's raining cats and dogs out there. Thanks, McSame... you ruin things everywhere you go.

    Stop this man from taking over our White House!!!!

    May 22, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  5. noemi in los angeles

    Let's break the rules some more and do a re-vote in California. Obama is sure to win!! When we had our primaries the people were barely getting to know Obama. Now that Hillary is exposed, not even my Latino people would vote for her. Obama is gaining ground in every state ...with every kind of person. Whether it be Dems, Indies, Reps, Women, Men, Young, Old, Vets, Patriots and the not.........he has full range of support. Now, that's what will make America prosperous. It's about the People, not the Parties.

    May 22, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  6. Cosmic Comedy Queen Go Hillary!!!

    All he is doing is showing that this is a country of old men..

    May 22, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  7. Cynthia, PA

    Did they keep records for 71 years? Did they even have paper? Wow! I can't believe that the media is correct on their polling, the comments from the Clinton cheerleading section prove the difference in the educational levels. Please wake up people. Clinton hasn't done anything to gain enough experience to be president. The only people who have enough experience are all of the past presidents and I would never rehire them.

    May 22, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  8. Barack Obama Supporter from Lawrence Kansas





    May 22, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  9. Hattie / Chicago

    Ok that's done.. Now where's Cindy's tax returns OLD MAN ?

    May 22, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  10. Demo08inPA

    I agree- fit to run the country into the ground. We can not allow another King Bush. We also can not allow another King Hussain.


    May 22, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  11. PhoenixvilleDemocrat

    If Obama gets the nomination, im not voting at all. Im not voting for a old man or shady man. I dont trust either Chubaca Obama or Shame McCain.

    Hillary is the only one MAN enough to fix our nation from the shambles Bush leaves it.

    May 22, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  12. NickNas

    I am MUCH more concerned with Mr. Bomb bomb bomb Irans MENTAL Health.

    That is all.

    May 22, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
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