November 5th, 2008
11:53 AM ET
6 years ago

Rice: 'proud' of Obama's victory

 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she is 'proud' of Obama's victory.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she is 'proud' of Obama's victory.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced Wednesday that the Department of State "will do everything we can" to ensure a smooth transition to President-elect Barack Obama.

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While noting that Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain was "gracious" in his defeat, Rice said, "On a personal note, as an African-American, I am especially proud because this is a country that's been through long journey in overcoming wounds, and making race not the factor in our lives.

"That work is not done, but yesterday was obviously an extraordinary step forward."


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (153 Responses)
  1. Ohio

    Did any of you people see the oliver north trial?

    This woman had no idea who bin laden was and she is the secretary of state

    November 5, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  2. sabrina miller

    WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF EVIDENT, THAT ALL MEN ARE NOW CREATED EQUAL.

    November 5, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  3. the snarly old hawk squawks in fellowship square

    Having been NO fan of Ms.Rice during her tenure in the Bush administration,she is expressing a sincere sentiment on the historical
    event that took place yesterday.It is now time to put to bed all the vile,
    and at times,hysterical hyperbole that has ruled the airwaves and the
    blogosphere for months now.It is time to set the sights on making the U.S. a better place,not only on the homefront but on the world stage.
    There is hope where there are dreams,promise where there is peace
    and brotherhood where love.Now is the time.

    November 5, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  4. Bigg Adam FROM TENN!!!

    OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA !!!!!!!

    November 5, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  5. Nick

    Congratulations to the United States of America.

    Congratulations to the good people of planet Earth.

    A new era has begun. I feel the entire world's tears of joy.

    November 5, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  6. Mark, B'ham., Al.

    I hope he is an American not a hyphated American?

    November 5, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  7. the beginning

    palin WHO??????????????

    November 5, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  8. Mike

    They should save us the trouble of having to vote for President and just give the election to the candidate that raises more money. No CHANGE to that reality with this result.

    November 5, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  9. Grey

    I wish I could be proud ....when stats come out stating 90% of all Blacks votes....voted Obama. That tells me that it was nothing but a race factor amoung our countries "Black Americans"

    I am excited to see history being made in this GREAT country however I am so disappointed that a man received a large portion of his votes souly on skin color.

    November 5, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  10. Michelle

    "Yes We Can"....America have spoken. I'm so proud to be part of this historic moment. There is still hope. GOD Bless America!!

    November 5, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  11. wait a minute

    Dr. Rice is not interested in holding a public office. She will gladly return to Stanford to teach and do research after 8 years. You can't deny that President Bush promoted two most distinguished black statesman and woman of our time: Dr. Rice and General Powell.

    November 5, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  12. Condi is another Crook

    "Condoleezza Rice announced Wednesday that the Department of State "will do everything we can" to ensure a smooth transition to President-elect Barack Obama." Does that include helping to deliver subpoenas to her fellow crooks and cronies in the White House? She'd be a great delivery person, since she knows all the dirty hiding holes her Republican cronies have been using for the last eight years.

    November 5, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  13. Island for blue in a state of red

    We're all proud regardless of skin color. You know, the "haters" are in the minority now. If they won't get on-board, we're moving forward without them!

    November 5, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  14. Bigg Adam FROM TENN!!!

    I THINK , Condolezza rice, SHOULD RUN FOR PRESIDENT for 2012

    November 5, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  15. Noah

    OHIO- You are not taken serious by anyone in here. This woman was more than qualified for the position of Sec of State and much better than Madeline Albright. Go back to sucking off the system, it will work even more in your favor now...

    November 5, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  16. christian

    GOD continue to protect you and american people,and let's GOD comes in your plan for America,please don't use you force.Open the door for Jesus.And here in Sweden we continue to pray to you .GOD bless you and America

    November 5, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  17. Peter

    Much promise wasted in an inept and deceitful administration.
    She never showed much of the intelligence she was supposed to possess. She ended up being a sidekick and pet for a president lacking intelligence depth and thoughtfulness. Let her now go away and think about all the possibilities lost.

    November 5, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  18. t can

    Alright corporate america, release the funds you have withdrawn from this economy and allow this country to move toward prosperity, peace, human dignity for all mankind. There is no need to see this great nation fall because of the greed that you feel you are owed. You could never use the money if this nation falters further. So, Let it Loose!!!

    November 5, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  19. norm van

    She is understandably proud of Obama's election but I, for one, hope she never gets another government office again. That Woman Lied To Us repeatedly and transparently. Her abition caused her to throw in with this bunch and, in my mind, diminishes her achievments.

    November 5, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  20. Carlos

    Finaly we see people making a change, obama gives a feeling of making things better and giving more peace to the world, but never get fool hes very smart and cant make things happen to defend his nation.

    November 5, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  21. White Dem Christian in Alabama

    Thank God , America , we got it right , I cannot quit crying . This is so tremedous , absolutely historiical event in American history and we had a part of it and to see in my lifetime.

    I know Black America is especially proud and 'betcha' Condi voted for Sen Obama too. She never would say she endorsed McCain. But we do not have a black President elect we have a President elect for all Americans, one who is smart , intelligent and who now has the weight of the World on his shoulders . May God guild him.

    AMERICA WE GOT THIS RIGHT!!!!!!

    November 5, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  22. John

    Typical of her and all blacks.

    November 5, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  23. pm

    he needs to make her his sec of state imagine the message that would send

    November 5, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  24. observer

    By saying this... is she craving for the position in Obama's administration? Hahahaha..... just kidding.

    November 5, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  25. Amber

    I'm scared stiff that the GOP will push Palin for 2012. Far better they choose Condi who's far superior to Palin in all ways (and I'm a Democrat, by the way). I'm also white but THAT would be an interesting race – and a long overdue one – black man vs. black woman for President!

    November 5, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
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