WASHINGTON (CNN) - The White House has congratulated Sen. Barack Obama on clinching the Democratic nomination for president, spokeswoman Dana Perino said Wednesday.
His victory - which sets him up to become the first African-American to lead a major party ticket in the race for the White House - shows how far America has come, Perino said.
She said President Bush, a Republican, did not plan to call Obama to congratulate him personally.
Say it isnt so – arent there any more states that Hillary can invent to prolong this?
This doesnt mean a thing being recognized by the white house – obviously they are not including Florida and Michigan while eliminating all of Obama's votes in both those states along with caucus states in their calculation. Oh and plus Guam and Puerto Rico and only women. The nerve to recognize him.
Go Hillary move into the white house and dont leave its yours...
Obama is the anti-Bush. There's no love there.
“What does that mean the "White House" congratulates him on his victory? It's not the president. The article specifically says that the president will not be personally calling him. It must just be the stationary or letterhead that thinks he did a good job. It's also kind of funny that the excuse for the president not calling Barack seems to be that Bush is a Republican.”
The bell tolls for thee, Bush Administration. I hope it doesn't take all 8 years of Obama's presidency to clean up your mess.
Bush called Obama to tell him that the Arab royal families are on his side too.
Of course Bush wont call to congratulate him.... Im not fully convinced he knows how to use a phone and you know Cheney wont play puppet master for a "kind" gesture
Gracciousness score: Bushess 1,000,000; Hillary Clinton 0.
It seems like everyone else got the memo but Hillary!!!
Why would Bush want to talk to somebody who can actually spell.
Bush is too busy golfing, or dancing. No time for anything important in this country, right W?
why would goofy call Barack....he is too busy planning next war in
But he would have called Clinton. I don't think this country has come as far as we think. This primary sure bought out a lot bigotry and racism, including the Rep. with Cheney's remarks about WV.
It's unfortunate that Bush can't because the republican party as a whole could rally behind a black nominee as this is a historic event for either party.
SO I get it that BUSH won't congratulate him ......SO that means he is JUST LIKE HILLARY!!! She didn't either. Cry Baby!
Funny...imagine that. George Bush congradulated Obama on his victory, yet Clinton acts arrogant about her 18 mil votes and wouldn't even acknowledge him.
As he should be dissed...
Denounce & reject his congrats!!!
Now all we need to Clinton to congratulate Obama and accept the fact that she has lost. This is a great day in America politics, and for the world!!!
It really doesn't matter how much Obama has dissed him. At the end of the day, they are both gentlemen and the current president should, at the very least, just say congratulations. This is an historic moment in American History . . . IN WORLD HISTORY, and this president can't at least say congratulations.
I am pleased the US has lost enough of its racist attitudes that a black man can be honored; however, THIS MAN???? Who the hell is he? What does he believe? What has he done to be honored?
Is Bush "Bitter" lmao
Obama is only the PRESUMPTIVE nominee.....looking forward the Republicans sparing match to really begin. Obama was the second choice of the people, but the first choice of the DNC. That generally does not work very well. Come on Republicans – start your engines!
Why is it that the White House congratulates Obama on clinching the nomination but Hillary Clinton did not? Her vague, defiant speech made it seem as if Obama was an also ran. Meanwhile Obama congratulated her in a very gracious and respectful manner. Hillary should NOT be on the ticket. Her husband brings too much drama and she is selfish and calculating.
The White House even congratulated Obama before Hillary. Barrack has made history, and where was Hillary? In a couple of days, she'll be begging for the media to cover her. Can't wait.
Nah, he's too busy raising money for the man he slandered in 2000.
Of course he would not do such a thing. I am surprised he "let" anyone from the White House say anything.......but that's o.k. The American people have shown their support all accross this country.
Way to go Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!