(CNN) - Barack Obama and John McCain will meet in Chicago next week, the Obama-Biden transition team announced Friday.
"On Monday, President-elect Barack Obama and Senator John McCain will meet in Chicago at transition headquarters,” said transition spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter.
“It's well known that they share an important belief that Americans want and deserve a more effective and efficient government, and will discuss ways to work together to make that a reality. They will be joined in the meeting by Senator Lindsey Graham and Congressman Rahm Emanuel."
The two men spoke by phone Election Night, but have not met in person since the Al Smith dinner in New York on October 16.
Hillary C=sec of state
mccain=sec of defense
world people=biggest winners
Go Obama….extend that hand, lead by example, change the world!
Would this be possible?
I'm really tired of hearing people say that Obama's not bringing the change he promised because of the people that he's recruiting. Those two things don't equate. Change does not come from people; it comes through the implementation of new ideas. He has inspired others and has surrounded himself with new ideas - his campaign is evidence of that. I believe that the people he recruits, new and old, will catch hold to his inspiration and the inspiration of his team and begin to think outside the box like many of us have.
THE DREAM IS ALIVE
It's just all in the game of politics I guess.. I'll bet Obama is a great chess player. LOL... Keep your friends close but keep your enemy's closer.... Couldn't apply more here...
McCain can't stay off the camera's, he needs to do something better with his time by agreeing with Bush to keep our soldiers in Iraq. We have a better chance of seeing our loved ones that are in Iraq. Obama will make that happen! OBAMA 2008 president!
McCain should apologize for his way to dishonest and misleading campaign against the President Elect. Apparently he doesn't believe any the bull he was spreading and needs to educate his "low information" supporters that he was in fact lying 90% of the time.
So people say to wait to see what he does BEFORE showering him with praise... How about those who are slamming him do the same thing?!
(For once CNN post my comment!)
Its almost time for me and all my rightwing friends to take our Koolaid.Yes its Rush Limbaugh time kids,time to get some talking points,buy some hats and trinkets,and get uncle Rush to tell us who to fear today.
Look at the names in that meeting. Another meeting of the criminal puppets.
glad to see this,, at least we know there will be someone on board to watch this crooked president
Maybe McCain can push him on that Ayers connection, you know, the friend of the family guy.
Oh wait, never mind, it's too late.
I love this country.
lol, seriously, "socialist"?
You people need to look up the definition and quit exposing yourselves for the idiots you are.
I wish I had Obama's heart! and I hope the old John McCain..the one from 2000 election comes back to the meeting.
hey TforTX, change is coming regardless of who is appointed, and it may not be for the better but it is coming.
re: Clinton potential Secretary of State?
Senator Clinton would serve the best interests of our children, our troops and America well as Secretary of State – anyone who disagrees doesn't really understand what it would take to serve the best interests of such loved ones -
I hope Palin stays in the limelight for republicans. That guarantees us 8, 12, or 16 years of Democats in the Whitehouse. Glad she's dumb and young and will be around for a long while. A LOOONNNGGGG while:) :):):):):)
It would be nice to give McCain a job that he could or maybe better at, but what will this do to the other Repubs who don't think McCain will be any good in the Sente. Well Obama give him a job and see what he does.
President Obama has the potential to be a great leader.
Btw, what is Bush doing? The econmy is out of control and he can't do anything good. Why don't he just step down and let Obama solve the problem before more people get laid off.
I think Obama is doing the right thing in reaching out to the other side.
That is a sign of a great leader. Perhaps he could appoint McCain
to an important cabinet position. This could help to bring unity
back to the country
Hilary Clinton as Secretary of State is a great idea... as long as Bill is out of the picture and not sharing the position, each position should given to a single person not a couple, or it won't go well for the people.
as for John McCain, just don't have Lindsey Graham along for the ride in any position President Elect decide.
please guarantee us there won't be more than one person holding each position at a time.
Had McCain won he would have attempted to strike the name Obama for all records. President Elect Obama's style is far superior to anything McCain would have to offer. I hope if there is one thing McCain takes into this meeting and leaves with is the sense of what real leadership is about. For the Hannity's, Joe Scarboroughs and O'Rielly's of the country – this is real leadership, sit back and take notes so you can recognize it in the future.
I am not right wing or left wing, I'm Libertarian.
And I don't hope that Obama's administration will fail, but I also don't expect it to succeed.
It is also not strange that Obama is reaching out to McCain. The two are so close on the issues that they should have been running mates. They both supported the bailouts–now that $250B of the $700 has been spent, can we call that a good decision!!?? NO. But they are asking for more of the same...bailout the automakers.
The policies of bailouts, funding people for homes they can't afford and "spreading the wealth" will just pump up the debt. Neither of these two even care about the debt.
Veterans in the U. S. voted against McCain 80% to 20% – nix the veterans affairs offer. McCain wants to stay in Iraq – nix the Secty of Defense – Keating 5 – nix any finance position.
Keep him where he cant do much harm but be effective in Obama's cabinet – now that is an oxy-moron. He has proven that he has an extremely volitile temper even before this election, which could prove he created his own demise as a politician. Take his years of service, his attempts at higher office and retire quietly and gracefully to well deserved golden years. He must move on.
Opal from Canada
Obama wants him to chair the Dept of the elderly.