(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.
I like our new president! No one can accuse him of not reaching across the aisle now.
Great start for a great president.
P.S. Just keep Sarah Palin out, I draw the line there, that's reaching too far.
Luke, I am your father Luke. Come over to the darkside !
NO! NO! NO! No McCain! The way he allowed his campaign to into the gutter is unforgetable. Obama may forgive, but NEVER FORGET!
This is great! President Elect Obama and Senator McCain working together to unite this great Country! Yes we can!
Make him sec. of defense. Bill Richardson for Sec of State and Hillary for Supreme Court Judge?
I continue to be amazed at how overcome all of you are with Obama. He does not have the experience to do this job. He is just another talking head,
Obama realizes that the best person to head the the Department of Veterans Affairs in his administration is none other than his former rival, John McCain. Hats off to both men to be willing to work together for our nation's vets!!
McCain will not accept the secretary of defense position, because he is not going to be part of the pull out and losing the war in Iraq
So what? Obama requests McCain's presence. What does it really mean? What's next? Obama requests a meeting with Newt Gingrich?
Real news would be appreciated here!!
God bless your heart with all that hate
how can you live in the body of a devil?
I was one of the 57,000,000 that voted for McCain/Palin and would like to see what unity really amounts to. Reading the illiterate ramblings of the far left and right on these blogs makes me think that Obama may be in favor of change and mending fences, but these bloggers are not. They look for a forum to spew their hatred for everything.
I lost, along with the other 57,000,000, but will support Presiden elect Obama as close to 100% as I can get. Get over McCain, Palin and Lieberman and the Republican party in general. A two party system is absolutely necessary, but your hatred and sexist and aging remarks are not necessary.
I wish on all of you haters, old age and daughteres that find you as unnecessary as your remarks.
Despite the vitiral of the campaign Senator McCain will do whatever is asked of him for the good of america.
Good Lord the possibility of having Clinton, McCain, Lugar, & Hagel on the same team brings a tear to my eye.
Imagine that, the best and brightest putting politics aside for the good of the country.
I knew there was something special about president-elect BARAK OBAMA.This shows it , what a great man.GOD BLESS YOU.
McCain is essentially a very good man who unfortunately was influenced by conservative republicans during the campaign. I hope he and Obama can work together in a truly bipartisan way for the betterment of the country.
President Elect Obama is brilliant! He is truly God sent, the man went from being a Community Organizer to President of the United States.
May God continue to BLESS you President Elect Obama with great wisdom and knowledge, you health, your family and your staff.
I VOTED FOR "THAT ONE"
This is the kind of President we've needed for a long time. Unity and bipartisanship with great leadership is something we’ve needed for a long time. Obama, YOU are what we have been waiting for, for a long time… Thank you.
McCain, the Maverick, will extend a bi-partisan hand to Obama. While moderate GOP members of Congress will follow his lead, hardcore conservatives will turn a blind eye.
Obama is the master of deceiving everybody.
This is how he got elected. Future will tell.
Does he want him for his administration. Hillary would be a fool to join him. He knows he is going to screw up he has started flippy floppy already...he thinks Hillary will run against him in 2012 and he wants her on his cabinet so she won't.
Way to go Barack !!
That is why this Republican Mom of 3 in GA and her family voted for you. We wish you God's protection and blessing.
If we could truly look into the workings on the Republican side of the campaign, we might be able to access McCain's judgement. Did he make all those wacky decisions? Or was it the Republican advisers and the party? If it was McCain, I don't feel he has the judgement to hold an important post in the new government.
Mccain is too smart to get involved with this fool
President Obama 's weakness is that he is too awsome!
Thanks John McCain for the new slogan I VOTED FOR "THAT ONE" OBAMA 2008!
I think it's great to see McCain talking to Obama. I hope they can work together. Perhaps he is going to be smart enough to ask McCain for his advice, as well as the Democrats around him. The days of partisanship need to end. I think that the Clintons need to be left out of this administration because they have been as polarizing as the Bushs. Richardson for Attorney General, Chuck Hagel for Sec. of State, Wes Clark for Secretary of Defense!
Give him Joe Lieberman's job!!!!