June 5th, 2008
09:50 AM ET
14 years ago

Obama, McCain talk

(CNN) - One night after Barack Obama officially clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, the Illinois senator had a short conversation with his rival for the presidency, John McCain.

According to Obama Senior Adviser Linda Douglass, the conversation was cordial, and both said they looked forward to a 'civil discussion.'

soundoff (426 Responses)
  1. Turnabout is Fair Play

    gary June 5th, 2008 9:59 am ET

    DONT THINK O.B. IS GOING TO WIN IN NOV. YOU YOUNG HATERS IN O.B.'S CULT HAVE MADE THIS RACE DISGUSTING. WITHOUT HRC ON TICKET ,HE WONT GET HER VOTERS. MCCAIN WILL DISTROY O.B. THIS IS BEEN A FIXED RACE FROM MEDIA, PRESS, SUPER DELIGATES, DNC ETC. BIAS AGAINST A WOMAN LEADER. ALL THE HATE AGAINST THE CLINTONS AND HER SUPPORTERS ,WILL TURN AROUND AND BACKFIRE ON YOU HATERS. AMERICA GETS WHAT THEY DESERVE.
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    Gary, shut the hell up and go back to Rush Limbaugh you brainless retard. Hillary is DONE; being an a55 isn't going to bring her back, all you've ever posted throughout the campaign season is this kind of brainless crap, now SCRAM! You're not needed here and BTW, "O.B." kicked H.R.C.'s butt and there's NOTHING you can do to stop President Obama! Hahahahahahahaha!!

    June 5, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  2. Stephina

    Since the Democratic Party treated Hillary so very shamefully, together with all the media (so very sexist).

    Who would have thought that the Democratic party was so very SEXIST. This nomination process should be a wake-up call for all the women and moderates in the Democratic Party to switch to McCain NOW and give the party a big spanking in November.

    McCain in 2008!!!!

    June 5, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  3. James, SC

    Brian Knoxville, TN,

    Obama won!!!!!

    June 5, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  4. jaison Biagini

    i can;'t want for these side by side town halls. i doubt we will see ten, but at least 5 plus the 3 debates. there are big differences, one is how they look and talk. obama, tall, young, forceful but level. mccain, short, somewhat feeble, meek but love to sneer and giggle. one talks about making the world better and diplomacy, other hawks war and isolationism.

    as far as hillary's supporters go. she only wins the popular vote when you include a state with only votes cast for her. how is that fair??

    also i plead with you to look into mccain's personal and public record as to his treatment of women. divorced his loyal wife who stood by him through 7 years in a POW camp, after cheating on her and after she was hurt in a car accident. then he marries a pill popping debutant 20 years younger.
    he want's to overturn roe v. wade and will get his chance.
    he wants abstinence only education. which has been proven ineffective in preventing pregnancy or the spread of STD'S
    he voted against a bill the would have made insurance companies add birth control under prescription plans.
    he voted against an expansion of the chips program to insure more school aged children.
    ho consistently votes against head start programs.

    he is a bad choice. and that's not even getting into the war, taxes, healthcare, trade.

    June 5, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  5. georgia

    Nikki ,Pls don't stop taking your medication.
    Put him on the defensive ,Obama !
    Yes We Can !! Change & inclusive recovery & progress !!!!

    June 5, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  6. William, from Cali

    Enough aiready about, what's wrong and who did it........Can't just someone solve, these problems? And let's move on as a Nation............Together!

    June 5, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  7. mcl

    Obama...............America will wake up after he's President and hate themselves. Talk about war. Only it will be a civil war here. The man is smart, I do hand him that, but...............Well, America will see. This is a sad situation.

    June 5, 2008 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  8. Breaker

    They talked about town hall meetings together, because McSame can't afford those large ralleys.

    McCain looks dead in his speeches. Sometime I have the feeling he is near a seizure. These campaigns must be stressfull for an old man.
    Its pathetic listening to McSames speeches,

    A change is definitaly needet !

    Obama for President

    June 5, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  9. Michael

    When Senator McCain learns he gains nothing by his ecumenical stance toward these Marxists and how important the stakes are, let's hope we see fewer of these dovish phone calls.

    June 5, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  10. Liar, Liar pants on fire

    CNN, I am so tired of each daily headline pic to be about Hillary. You are so bias in your reporting. It's not all about Hillary.

    June 5, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  11. a weary ex-clinton supporter

    I don't care what anger or resentment I held for OBAMA...I will not vote for McCain in 08. I'm actually proud of how he has conducting himself over countless illegitimate attacks by the propaganda of many GOP affiliates and racists, etc. More importantly, I've seen way too many of our soldiers fight an unjust war. The soldiers are even ready to pull out, well except for their commanders that are warmongers. Let's fix our economy and vote OBAMA in 08. I refuse to put my personal interest ahead of this country and the thousands of lives lost in this war, including the innocent.

    June 5, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  12. JANIE

    We Americans are ready for a change, we had (2) families ruling the Country for the last 20 years.....

    First 4 years of Papa Bush, then 8 years of Bill Clinton, followed by 8 years of BABY BUSH...

    This is more then enough. We Americans need some help with the ECONOMY and GAS PRICES!!

    BARACK OBAMA 2008!!!!

    Janie
    From Dallas Tx

    June 5, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  13. Georgia

    To "Nikki" the poster: You are a disgrace and should keep your ignorant and and intolerant point of view to yourself. What a backwoods, simpleton you are. You give good decent religious people a bad name. Take your superstitions and crawl back into the cave you come from. Idiot!

    June 5, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  14. Richard

    I for one wouldn't mind seeing either candidate as the next president. McCain is as liberal if not more so than Hillary, and Barack as conservative if not more so than Mitt.

    That said, I cast my vote for Obama

    June 5, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  15. Val, Pennsylvania

    To Nikki.....one of the first to leave a comment:
    YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF!!!!
    Hating is anti Christian.....and you're severely misguided!!!

    God isn't about hating......but i see that you YOU have all the answers....not Him.

    Obama is going to bring this country together like never before.
    He cares about YOU....but you choose to hate in return and preach as if you're a disciple.

    God bless you.

    June 5, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  16. Marilyn from Ohio

    To Kenneth M: If you think Ohio will elect Obama, you better look at the polls..............

    June 5, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  17. jaison Biagini

    i would like to see the democratic party do some of the things republicans have done. 28 states have democrats as governor. lets have their secretary of state's purge republicans from the voter rolls. stack the black neighborhoods with the best voting machines and millions of ballots and put the broken machines in republican strongholds with not enough ballots and take an hour to find more.

    June 5, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  18. HILLARY WAS FORCED OUT BY SEXISM!!!

    JOHN McCAIN HAD KIND WORDS FOR HILLARY.

    I KNOW THAT THEY HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR A LONG TIME.
    OBAMA NEVER HAS HAD ANYTHING NICE TO SAY ABOUT HILLARY,
    ONLY TO LAUGH AT HER AND MAKE FUN.

    HE IS AN EVIL MAN WITH LITTLE CHARACTER.

    HILLARY WILL ALWAYS HAVE MY SUPPORT!!!!

    June 5, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  19. Brian Knoxville, TN

    DLF,

    I made the same promise to vote for McCain, but I'm also voting for him because he will be the best candidate on the ballot who is running for the office.

    Even with Hillary down on the ticket, I cannot and will not vote for an unknown, inexperienced and unqualified candidate who is sleazy and shallow.

    And in addition to Obama's weaknesses, Nicole in NE is right. There will be a smear campaign against him that will annihiliate his chances of running for anything outside of Illinois ever again.

    McCain '08
    A moderate Republican and a proven and qualified leader.

    June 5, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  20. Democrat 4 EVER

    Charlotte................Was she already asked to be VP? ....FYI Caroline Kennedy is part of VP search team.

    June 5, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  21. Dan

    You Hillary supporters remind me of the little child owner of a ball playing a game, he doenst play much or doesnt get the ball often, begins to cry, takes his/her ball and goes home. To vote for McCain just because your candidate lost the nimination is just childish. To say Obama ran an improper campaign is plain childish, because Hillary was not far behind in awful tactics. Now, Let the best candidate win because of facts not childish acts.

    June 5, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  22. joe

    Obama's comments will consist 95% of the following:
    uuuuhh, uuuuhhh, uuuhhhh, uuuhhh
    for God's sake get this empty suit some elecution lessons

    June 5, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  23. al

    McCain: Hello congratsfor your win.have you seen Bill?
    Obama: Thank you. Clintons are tough. By the way have you seen Bill lately?
    McCain: Oh yes I've been civil lately. Well got to go.

    June 5, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  24. Vida Turner

    GO McCAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    June 5, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  25. DELMARVA

    Um...NIKKI @ 906am?

    COme on now. AntiChrist? Is that really necessary?
    If that really is your belief, I feel for you.
    Thank God for the separation of church & state.

    Otherwise you must be a REPUG troll. If the REPUGS have to make up lies, race-bait and fear-monger to try to win the Presidency, then they have already lost. Learn by example (HINT: remember the recent special elections!).

    Rev. Wright was right about one thing.."If its God's will for Barack Obama to become President..." then nothing will stop it.

    Have a blessed day!

    June 5, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
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