(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.
It is over for OBAMA and his supporters!!!!11
Haha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hillary or McCain will expose your dirty tricks more and more in the future!
Anyone but OBAMA can be president!
that is a bit premature Mr Obama.
Hillary '08 !!!!!!!
He is so arrogant.
josh, i think you seem to forget the fact that hillary is scrambling for victories now because she thought she was the guaranteed nominee before the race even began. yet, the hypocrisy fits a clinton supporter.
Val, it's funny that you say that Hillary supporters scream with caps, when so far in this post, only 1 Obama supporter has screamed with caps. Hillary supporters are too busy watching the pro Hillary trend happening with the Texas primaries. 40 minutes ago Obama was ahead 80k votes. now he's barely holding onto 29k. If this trend continues, Hillary will win Texas.
thats right screen it\
John McCain is going to pick this party apart.
Did you watch all his digs about a divided democratic party, disrespecting each other and running a negative campaign?
That didn't happen until Hillary saw se wasn't winning by being a decent opponent. She just had to go negative against her own party member, forcing Obama to defend himself.
Thank God he didn't in turn pull out all her scandals and sordid mess. If he loses at least he can hold his head up. But...he won't lose because he still will have the most delegates!
So... Sinoe Man... Do you have a clue who McCain is & what he supports? Uh... don't be an ostrich. Pull your head out of the sand. Just because he served in the military & was a POW, doesn't mean he has the countrys best interest in mind. Use your head.
I do not understand why Hillary should give in when Obama hasn't won the delegates he needs yet. It is a close and very interesting race and I think they should go to the wire and not have the pundits tell Hillary to give up. After all, this is "suppose" to be a democracy.
oh and I guess I should reference the story. Nice way to congratulate McCain. He deserves ... being that it was such a hard fought race.
The only way Hill wins now is if she goes negative negative NEAGATIVE against Obama and hope he cracks. It will potentially put McCain in the White House. She will not have a lead in pledged delegates when it is over. The math is easy. Hillary will take the party down if she continues much past March.
One word for Obama: GRACIOUS
It doesn't cost a thing to be civil to your opponents/enemies or whatever. That's the kind of diplomacy we need with foreign policy.
Jen I am with you.
Hillary or nothing
I can't wait until all the dirt on the Clinton's start coming out. It's gonna be a looooonnngggg spring. Jack Cafferty hit on just a tid bit of the Clinton scandals. Brace yourselves, you Hillary supports, it's gonna get ugly and crying and/or going on SNL, will not help.
I hope Hillary will call McCain tonight to congratulate him, too.
She will need a special cabinet member to remind her of congratulating other people all the time.
It was good of Obama to call McCain to congratulate him. Gee I wonder of Hillary called.
She has worked so hard to destroy Obama, I don't think she took time to be gracious. I was so sorry to see that the way she wins is to be so mean.
Someone tell me how CNN can claim that Ohio is still "competitive"? They are making it too easy for Saturday Night Live this week.
Claiming victory before the votes are counted. Now that is the ultiimate arrogance. Neither Clinton nor Obama will have enough votes to win. The convention will decide the candidate and reasonable people (party faithful) will decide for Hillary because she stands a better chance to beat McCain. America wins either way because Hillary and McCain are doers not talkers.
Obama has shown what he can do. Under estimating him has failed.
I wish him the best in the general election.
I think we really need to understand that if Hillary has to mudsling to win against someone in her own party, how could we expect her to win the Presidential Election. We need to understand that the PEOPLE favor Obama tremendously and we need someone who WILL win against John McCain!
Obama's day is over in this race, period. A few days of negativity from Clinton almost destroied him. Does anyone believe that he is ready for Carl Dove's type of attack or Democrates can win in general election with him as our choice? Wake up and do the real thinking, "educated people"!!!
What arrogance! Read Luke 1, Obama. It says that the arrogant are scattered in their thoughts. Get ready to be scattered.
Obama lives by what he says. Unlike some other candidates. Obama you are a true gentleman. Keep up the good fight cause hope shall prevail.
Don't count your chickens before they're hatched!