March 4th, 2008
10:04 PM ET
7 years ago

Obama, Clinton call McCain to offer congratulations

(CNN) - Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama called Republican John McCain at 8:30 CST from his hotel in San Antonio, Texas. He congratulated the Arizona senator on his apparent victory in the GOP contest, and told him he looks forward to running against him in the fall.

–CNN's Candy Crowley and Jessica Yellin

UPDATE: CNN's Candy Crowley and Dana Bash report that Hillary Clinton also called John McCain Tuesday night to offer congratulations on his win.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (178 Responses)
  1. Reality check #1

    I hope Obama is talking about a foot race in the park. Hillary will win.

    March 4, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  2. Luke

    In your dreams Obama.

    HILLARY 08

    March 4, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  3. Jenny

    Obama:

    --I do not need your congratulations! You should clean up your house first –

    --From McCain!

    March 4, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  4. Trev

    I support Hillary, but I am happy that Obama called. I think he is a bit cocky with the "look forward to running against you" comment. He has not won yet :)

    Hillary 08

    March 4, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  5. Info

    Mccain be afriad of Obama in Nov.

    March 4, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  6. changing times

    Go Obama!!!! Very Presidential!!

    March 4, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  7. Jon

    Running against him in the fall indeed. Let's LOCK UP this nomination soon!

    GO OBAMA!

    March 4, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  8. Lisa

    A little premature!!!!

    March 4, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  9. Josh

    I don't know anything weirder than Obama calling to congratulate McCain?! Obama just needs to get off his high horse acting like he's gonna be the Dem. nominee!

    HILLS '08!

    March 4, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  10. Jen

    Thanks Obama...you are a real piece of work. Laugh it up now because I am a life-long Democrat and I will be either voting for McCain this fall OR writing in Hillary Clinton on my precious Los Angeles ballot and sorry to tell you this but I think a lot of us will be.

    March 4, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  11. changing times

    Hillary can't win if Dem's follow with supporting the delgate with most delegate count!!!

    Do your Math people.

    March 4, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  12. Kris

    A little presumptuous if you ask me... It isn't over for Clinton!

    March 4, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  13. Val

    Such negativity from Clinton and her followers...it's disgusting!!
    Obama '08!!

    (It's amazing how Hillary's folks have a tendency to scream with the caps on – we can read and not "delusional", no need for the caps)

    March 4, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  14. KC Atlanta

    Getting a little ahead of himself isn't he? This guy better wake up and realize he has to win the nomination first. And wait till the Republicans start tearing him apart on his lack of knowledge on foreign affairs, and everything else. He thinks Hillary has gotten a little negative? He ain't seen nothin yet!!!!!!!

    March 4, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  15. John

    Who-llary?

    March 4, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  16. Obama Supporter

    Yes, Jen. Be a bitter person, that's very adult of you...

    March 4, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  17. Paul

    Sounds pretty arrogant to me!

    March 4, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  18. John

    Boo Hoo Jen, we'll try to survive without your vote. lol.

    March 4, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  19. Jen

    Barack, we love that you are proper decorum and running a clean campaign. Don't let Hillary & co. get you down. You are the best!!!

    March 4, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  20. Sinoe Man

    Barack Obama is looking more & more like a true gentleman.

    Nonetheless, I a veteran want in the White House one who has worn Uncle Sam's uniform. This nation will be better served with John McCain as President than Barack Obama.

    March 4, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  21. rachel

    hmm Obama IF you get the dem nod I hope you don't think it will be easy to beat McCain. Giving him congrats is one thing, but don't expect him to go easy on you even if you pull out his chair in a debate.

    March 4, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  22. Sabrina, Las Vegas, NV

    Obama is always a gentleman.
    Hillary on the other hand, never gives thanks to her supporters for their hard work in allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll those states that she has lost. Hmmm?

    March 4, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  23. George Hoss

    Go Senator Obama go! Obama vs. McCain will be a great presidential race. I believe Obama has a great chance of winning since he appeals to many Americans.

    March 4, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  24. Observant

    Hillary will never be elected president. If she somehow manages to get the nomination, enjoy watching her crash and burn in the fall.

    March 4, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  25. cathy

    Hillary supporters–Why do you think Rush Limbaigh wanted Republicans to vote for Hillary? Because she is beatable. Also I fear she will win because she is willing to do anything and go so negative and Obama is too good to stoop that low.

    March 4, 2008 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
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