May 23rd, 2008
03:10 PM ET
15 years ago

Obama campaign to release report on his personal health


(CNN) - Barack Obama's campaign said Friday they will release a summary of the senator's medical records, provided by his primary care doctor, early next week. Republican John McCain released his medical records earlier Friday, and a team of doctors who assembled summary reports on his health answered questions from reporters.

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  1. JoJo

    Go ahead Obama haters, keep spewing all your hatred. This campaign is stronger than hatred, bigotry, lies, distortions, spin, childishness, immaturity, etc. No weapon formed against us will prosper!!

    You don't have to post this CNN (you rarely post any of my comments)but it's still true!

    OBAMA '08/12

    May 23, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  2. David D Kollie

    This guy is a political BOXER. He plays basketball. On the bowling line, he scores. I'm sure he's energitically remarkable health wise.

    May 23, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  3. Denise, NC

    I care more about Barack's morals then his health–and he's got the right stuff.

    Hillary is healthy as a horse, and where does it get us. She's running all around the country, tying up the DNC, and making havoc on this election process.

    Having said that, I hope McCain is healthy, I don't wish bad health on anyone, for any reason.

    Go Obama-08.

    May 23, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  4. beverly

    he looks great to me, picture of health.

    May 23, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  5. Tell It Like It Is

    People want to know this?
    Interpretation: show the old man up – more publicity

    May 23, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  6. Nicole, IN

    What do the Hillary supporters expect Barack and his supporters to do? Pretend he's not ahead, and allow Hillary to waltz right into Denver as if she had won? I don't think so. We're going to come down hard on Hillary and her supporters as long as she plays out this fantasy of hers. She may try to sabotage the 2008 elections, but she's going to have to fight every step of the way to do it.

    Her arms are too short to box with GOD.

    Best of health to you Barack! You're going to need it when you become our next president.

    Obama 08

    May 23, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  7. Annette

    If they are willing to share this information, cool. This is an extraordinary compaign, unlike any I remember.

    May 23, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  8. jonny

    We don't need Hillary's medical records – she's not even in the race!

    May 23, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  9. Natalie

    His mind is sound, and his heart and head is in the right place. We love you Barack-Whoohooo!

    Barack Obama 08

    May 23, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  10. Go Billary we love you

    mental health report on billary:

    pathological liar
    multiple personality
    maniac depressive disorder
    split personalities
    narcisissist complex

    we love you billary, please get to power so we can get money from the Saudis, Colombians and all the rich and powerful....
    with you in power, we dont need McBush..

    thank you hillary... to power at all cost.

    May 23, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  11. McCain is Old

    OMG .....they found a bit of integrity in Barack's blood test.

    May 23, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  12. When You're Smiling

    Dear Sam,

    I think you're wrong, Barack looks as if he goes to the dentist all the time. Look at those pretty white teeth. He could do a toothpaste ad.

    Obama with the pearly whites-08
    We're smiling with you Barack, and thanks to you, we have a lot of reasons to smile.

    May 23, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  13. ed

    my question is what difference does it make how good of health he's in, come nov. he will be sick when clinton wins the presidentcy by a write in vote in which she will beat both McCain and obama.

    May 23, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  14. Illinois

    They should be looking at his mental health, not just his physical health. This guy is unbalanced. All candidates should undergo a series of psychological testing and evaluation, combined with physical testing to determine one's fitness for duty. Just because you say you're sane doesn't mean that you are, right Obama??

    May 23, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  15. Viet Nam Vet

    Hey Kathy-Press your caps locck key once.
    Thank you- -Now go crawl back uder your rock

    Hillary cannot win – -her math and real math don't add up.
    so please clinton supporters turn your support to Obama.

    Hillary and Obama want the same things- -they just differ on how they are going to get there. A vote for McCain is a vote for 5 more years of
    Iraq. He said it himself. He will bomb Iran if he gets a chance. Even though he is a vet he has voted AGAINST increasing thir benefits for the last ten votes on that issue and was fund raising for the latest vote (last week). One thing I need to know and have not had answered- –
    When the twin towers were toppled the vast majority of the Bast*rds
    were Saudi. Why did we go to afghanistan and bomb them. Don't you attack those who attack you? Like Saudi Arabia. I under stand that Bush Sr. has ties to them, Cheney has ties to them, W has ties to them, but it is in my mind that we should have obliterated them.

    When Japan attacked Us we went to wary with Japan. Just asking

    May 23, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  16. Karin

    Cheap shot by James in Houston, TX.

    Obama has explained his past drug use. I commend him for being REAL about his drug use. He's far more honest about it than anyone that is currently running. If you think that drug use is only for the select few...then you are sadly mistaken.

    May 23, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  17. josh good NYC

    Too bad I'm one of the people your health plan leaves out.

    May 23, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  18. Nikole

    People are missing the point. Fair is fair. Whatever you ask of one cadidate should be asked of the other. Thus, Sen. Obama releases his health records because it is fair. What a concept!

    May 23, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  19. Terry in Fl

    There's no medical tests that will show the depth of his hatred and evil sickness that has grown in him like a tumor. It can't be cut out and it can't be treated. What are you people going to do when he gets in office and starts pardoning black felons and releasing them back onto the streets because he thinks the "three strike" law is unfair?

    May 23, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  20. Patricia in Las Vegas

    fred ~~ once again (on a daily basis, we have all noticed) you have a totally moronic comment to make. Why don't you stay off these blogs and go play your Grand Theft Auto.

    May 23, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  21. Belle

    What? is he afraid McCain will get a couple lines more in the news than he does.

    May 23, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  22. NO-BAMA




    May 23, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  23. Cooper

    That's great that he is doing that, but unnecessary. McCain is an old man and we don't need someone who physicially is not up to the job. I truly believe McCain's mistatements about the Middle East were related to dementia or alzheimers. He knows that stuff like the back of his hand, so there is no other explanation.

    May 23, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
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