Releasing Medical Records for the Candidates

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  1. Enoch

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    It is my understanding that John McCain had to release a detailed medical release and now Sarah Palin is to do the same.

    I heard a blip yesterday that all Obama had was a one page physician release… such as you would receive for sports in school.

    Who has been following this? What is the truth regarding this information? Thanks!
     
  2. Salty

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    I know why McCain and Biden had to release their records. McCain is 72, had cancer etc... Biden had the aneurysm(s).

    I don't see why Palin can't release a letter like Obama did. I have no doubt she's healthy and if a doctor signs off I am satisfied.
     
  4. Enoch

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    Do you have any information Salty that is current which speaks of Obama's medical records? That article is dated for 2000.
     
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    Yet, Sarah Palin has been run amuck for not having hers. Even though she recently joined the ticket. So is it true that Obama was not obligated to give his... other than a note from the doctor? Even younger people can have health issues. Why the differential treatment? He was a heavy smoker and drug user. His past lifestyle alone would allocate a more elaborate release. It really seems that Obama is being given a free pass.
     
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    Not really, Palin hasn't released anything which makes the difference. I don't think anyone would question a note from her doctor. I see no reason to. She looks young, healthy and I hear she jogs for miles. I have no doubt she's ok.
     
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    Too bad your view is not being shared among the opposing people of Palin. So what do you think about Obama's lack of record release? So it is true he just gave a note? Do you think it's fair treatment?
     
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    Trust me, they will shut up if she just releases a note. How can they keep pressing her when Obama released a note also?
     
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    So it was just a note? I really didn't know for sure. But that is a very good point, why would they? But yet...

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27328630/#storyContinued

    So LeBuick do you have a comment to share about Obama and his record release? Still waiting to hear some opinions about Obama. Not sure if you support him but if you do what are your thoughts? Is it fair?
     
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    Is it fair? NO... I don't think it's fair the way the media goes after Palin. However, don't attack me for saying this but some of this she brought on herself when she kept attacking the "liberal media". This goes back to her acceptance speech which was 4 days after she was brought on the scene. With the exception of Fox, the press is liberal. Why would she pick a fight with a guy that's in everyones living room each day? To some that made her look spunky but I think it wasn't too bright. It's like continually swinging at a bee hive then complaining you're the only one being stung.

    That is no excuse for what their doing but the media is people like you and I.

    I still say if she releases a note like Obama did they will shut up.

    Let's put the cards on the table, Obama has been thoroughly attacked by the right. Look at Rev's new Avatar for some idea of what I mean. The last question the right put out there was who is Barack. Who is Barack? We've met his pastor, wife and associates. We know more about Barack than we do each other.

    Now think about this, we've known Palin and her family 7 weeks and yet there is a group of people wanting us to give her the keys to the white house no questions asked. Had she of come on board back in the primaries I think more of these questions would be answered by now. However, MCain gave us 2 months to meet Palin. I knew my baby sitter longer than that.

    Now that she has been brought on to the national scene she is being met like the people of this country meet politicians. Yes she got a concentrated raw deal but we had 2 months to meet her and she picked a fight with the press. If she doesn't get elected this go around, there will be a sampling of news stories about her over the next 4 years which will allow us to properly meet Palin. These stories will be good and bad since she won't be in the lime light.

    Let us meet her proper like and I think she'll get a fair deal. I just don't recommend she keeps attacking the press. If she keeps faulting the press then she won't see areas where she can improve nor will she get an honest perspective of her constituency. It's like saying I am perfect, you just need to shoot my good side and you will agree.
     
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    I don't see why any candidates need to make their medical records public. That is very personal and private information. I think a basic medical checkup like what you do for a life insurance policy should be enough to assess medical risk of dying which I assume is the only reason medical records should be necessary for a candidate.
     
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    Health records are not the only thing Obama is not releasing.

    He also will not release:

    His birth certificate (a lawsuit was filed)
    His records at 3 colleges.

    What is he hiding?
     
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    A LOT!!!

    Again...
     
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    Y'all should do some research before making such statement.

    http://209.85.135.104/search?q=cach...health+records+obama&hl=cs&ct=clnk&cd=7&gl=cz

    http://209.85.135.104/search?q=cach...ords+obama+released&hl=cs&ct=clnk&cd=17&gl=cz
     
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    The following is fom the site you referred to: "Barack Obama’s doctor just released a one-page letter describing the senator’s health as “excellent.” He exercises and eats well. His blood pressure is 90/60, his LDL cholesterol is 96 and his HDL is 68, says the letter by Dr. David Scheiner, who has treated Obama since 1987. The letter does note that Obama’s history has included “intermittent” cigarette smoking. “He has quit this practice on several occasions and is currently using Nicorette gum with success,” says the letter. But it doesn’t say how much Obama smoked, or for how long.

    A ONE PAGE LETTER.... NOT OBAMA'S MEDICAL RECORDS.... His records were NOT released as you try to insinuate.

    Obama is not open about his records, his relationships or his religion. he has made statements, as posted on the BB which would make a Christian wonder if he truly understands what Christianity truly is. Mr. Obama cannot be trusted.
     
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    Why don't Palin's doctor release a letter? I don't think anyone will question it.
     
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    There are still questions about McCain's birth certificate as evidenced by the four lawsuits (one in the 2000 campaign) that tried to get him to release it.
     

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