(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.
Just say NO to Sarah Palin on anything.
Two honorable dedicated public servants working together to solve the problems facing our country. It will be great to see Senator McCain back working for the good of the country and not feeling the pressure to pander to the right wing faction of the Republican Party. Time to get back to work, John!
Obama holds no grudges!!! What a great man. This is the change we need, so refreshing. The Republicans should be taking notes.
I'm glad to hear it. Good for both men. Good for the country.
I'm supporting of this meeting, and any worthy support McCain can give Obama would be seen as a good-natured gesture.
However, McCain is barely relevant enough to still be a senator, much less enough to be giving the next president advice.
real change , hillary as sec of state ,,, give me a break !!!!
Obama continues to show that he does intend to honor his promise to reach out to all sides. In spite of how disgusted I was with McCain's campaign and many of the decisions he made during that time, I firmly believe that he has a lot to offer in some key areas. The fact that both sides are agreeable to such a meeting is very good news and a positive sign for our nation's future.
I CALL THIS THE "OBAMA EFFECT".
Go President Barack!!!!
They need to have a talk and bury the hatchet so they can work together in the future.
And BTW: Bill Richardson for Secretary of State!
I'M VERY HAPPY ON THE MEETINGS OBAMA IS HAVING. BUT, I WILL TELL YOU WHAT MYSELF AND EVERYONE ELSE IS ABSOLUTELY SICK OF AND THAT'S – ANYTHING REGARDING – SARAH PALIN!!!
CNN DID YOU GET THAT – SO MANY ARE SICK OF HER. WE DON'T CARE WHAT HER PLANS ARE FOR 2012, WHAT SHE THINKS ABOUT GOVERNMENT, ALL HER BIG WORDS.
WE DESPISE HER – PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT HER !!!!!!!!!!
Wonder if Sarah will try to crash the meeting. I'm sure Rahm will deal with her if she shows.
Yeah, she'll try to bust right through the door if there is a crack in it. LOL
Nice to you John. But, I voted for Obama though. Sorry!
McCain just needs to go away. Our Great Leader Obama will rule until the end of time.
John McCain for Sec. of Defense...that would very interesting.
And Ron Paul for Sec. of the Interior
Hopefully McCain and teach Obama how to look directly into the camera and not look off when he is talking.
I am sure our next President is going to reach across the aisle, as this meeting indicates. Who knows what will come of it, but I am sure Barack Obama is going to access as many people who have knowledge surround him!
Maggie your still smoking entirely too much this morning. Slow down, take a deep breath and clear your lungs.
This is great for our country. Even though I did not vote for John McCain, I think he is a good man. A great family man and I would like Obama to offer him a position. They all have to work together to fix the current mess. Together we stand!!
Obama knows how to go forward, no matter what the past held.
30-m-PA-Democrat-voted McCain (Obama-Clinton thread)- Good for you. a LOSER in a LOSER party that voted for a LOSER. I think you're out of your mind. I HIGHLY DOUBT she would have come close to being a 'better' president. She'd have to beat Lincoln, JFK, Reagan, Johnson, FDR, and Washingtin to get to Obama's popularity and greatness.
i think hilliary will stay in the senate. however if mcain is offered a decent position he should take it. as trina said sec. of def. in 4 years if he was no longer up to par he could retire easily enough. with respect from both sides.
Tim (Obama-Clinton thread)- Richard Lugar? Chuck Hagel? He's just CONSIDERING Hillary.
This is a good move for Obama. I would also like to hear more talk about Richardson for Sect. of State!
President-elect Obama is a well-grounded and educated man who loves his country. His willingness to get along with everyone in politics is such a noble behavior. I believe America is heading to a stronger and better country with Obama's governing.
How about Secretary of Defense?
Just thinking out loud.