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. Aspire

    The reason McCain does not want longer debates is .....Oh it's diaper time !

    June 5, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  2. Obama vs mcCain

    I'm curious how this is going to play out. McCain is not nearly as good a speaker as Obama

    June 5, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  3. R. Cooper

    That's to be expected of President Obama. He always takes the high road!

    June 5, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  4. Phong Nguyen

    It is now a fair play between the two senators!!!

    June 5, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  5. Enlightened Voter - No hillary for VP

    Should have been real short since mcwar didn't have a teleprompter. Does he ever have an original thought? Obama is a Harvard Educated Constitutional Law Scholar with a cool head who can talk circles around this warmonger.

    June 5, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  6. FLORIDA Voter for Barack Obama

    McCain: Ima put you in your place youngin'

    Obama: Your dne old man, Ima mop the floor wih your a–

    McCain: Where'd I park the car?

    Obama: Ima park it up your a–

    McCain: Don't you have a club to go to with one of your rapper friends?

    Obama: Real funny, the retirement center down in Florida is throwing a shin dig – 70 and up – your invited.

    McCain: Oh, joy. Is Bush's dad gonna be there.

    Obama: Yeah, he can change your diaper.

    McCain: That's not change you can believe in. Cindy, where'd we park the car?

    June 5, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  7. demwit

    I'm going to kick your old @ss..

    Bring it on little boy, I have corns tougher than you..

    June 5, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  8. Bill Stapp

    Hello, Sir. I'm Barack Obama.

    Can you please speak up, son?

    June 5, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  9. obamacrat

    Hopefully McCain will stop sending out mailers stating that Hammas wants Obama to win.

    June 5, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  10. king from toronto

    i don't care what pundit says.mcsame has no chance.they all said clinton would have won easy."remember".

    June 5, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  11. Bill PA

    McCain for President. We don't need a liberal dope.

    June 5, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  12. NoMcSame

    Go Bama GoBama. This is how we do it. Time will heal us and bring us all together. The ones that are going to vote McSame were not with us anyway and they have no brains. McSame will send their kids off to that war to DIE and think nothing of it. Their right to their own body wii be gone. This is serious business and some act as if it is some childs game where they can take their toys and go home.
    I hope that after the dust clears minds and heart will too. Boxers fight hard in the ring trying to win because that is the name of the game but after the fight they hug and or shake hands and move on to the next battle and ours is John McSame.

    June 5, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  13. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    Every candidate from the Democratic and Republican party candidate since I've been voting (34 years) they would change things in Washington and improve things for Americans. Guess what. Nothing has changed.

    Do we really expect that a newcomer home boy w/ no resume and experience, and an old codger who's been on the teat of government since he graducated college will really change anything?

    Vote Libertarian–return America to the people, and create some REAL change in Washington. Bob Barr-2008.

    From a lifelong Democrat, Independant voter who prays for some reality in our government and a true break from special interests.

    June 5, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  14. Turnabout is Fair Play

    You're probably right Derrick, lol! "Please take it easy on me, you know I'm an old man and my doctor said I can't have all this stress and noise..I'm your elder and you're supposed to listen to your elders sonny, so let me win, okay?"

    June 5, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  15. Mark

    McCain discuss something have you heard the man speak for crying out loud. Oh Im sorry he doesnt speak if he cant read the cue cards

    June 5, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  16. kakay

    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.
    Sen. Mcsame is the ideal candidate to gain the 2nd spot come November. Campaign for change,troop withdrawal from iraq and equal right for all have been the backbone behind obama's success.
    OBAMA-HOORAY
    OBAMCAIN-–NO WAY

    June 5, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  17. GINA, OHIO

    Obama is so fresh and new and is just we need in this country!! Mccain is to old and set in his ways!! You can't teach an old dog a new trick!!!!!!!!

    GooooooooooooObamaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 5, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  18. ct voter

    This is too good to be true, an actual honest campaign putting politics aside and being civil towards each other, no spin or smere tactics, actually talking about the issues! This is truly the road to change, and it's long overdue, I mean look where the spin and smere tactics an fear mongering got us the last 8 years....

    June 5, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  19. michael, Gladstone, MO

    One would hope that after the disgraceful way McCain was treated by Bush/Rove in 2000, and watching the swiftboating of 2004, he and Obama might actually be willing to abandon the politics of fear and personal attacks in favor of focusing on issues and positions. Heaven knows that would upset the national, 24 hour mainstream media as they now seem to thrive on controversy for ratings sake ad ad dollars. Politics and partisanship doesn't have to be about mudslinging.

    However, with the special interest groups on both sides, I don't expect this to be anything but maybe marginally better this year.

    June 5, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  20. kakay

    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.
    Sen. Mcsame is the ideal candidate to gain the 2nd spot come November. Campaign for change,troop withdrawal from iraq and equal right for all have been the backbone behind obama's success.
    OBAMA—HOORAY
    OBAMCAIN—–NO WAY
    alpha in Freetown,Sierra leone

    June 5, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  21. Marine

    Derrick a winner does not need to beg for mercy.

    June 5, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  22. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    Obama is a wimp...he will never admit to town hall meetings because he won't have his Q-cards or teleprompter to ensure he keeps his lies...urh...message on track.

    June 5, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  23. Tonya, Richmond, VA

    Obama get in McCain!!

    He's old and I hope he falls over and dies.

    Wait that was mean.

    June 5, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  24. Connie

    Maybe McCain is starting his bid for Obama VP. LOL.

    June 5, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  25. Raymond Duke

    Well unfortunately John McCain is a weak kneed canidate for the republicans . They don't like him no more than half the democrats like Obama. Fortunatly the Republican party doesn'tt let their leadership or canidate call the shots like the democrat party leaders and canidates does. Each state will run its own and each private group will run their own adds. So what John McCain really wants are thinks is irrevelant thank God. "OH" by the way I love the statement that "OBAMA" said about his major contributor "REZKO" that is not the man I knew. I believe he has made that statement before. I think in regards to reverend wright, father pfleger,Ayers the terriost, the other professor "ARAB" i believe and of course poor old "WHITE" granny who he threw under the bus and now the "OBAMA" MESSIAH is going to raise her from her racist remarks to live again to try and shore up and get the white vote. I reckon what he will say about his wife when the republicans play the video on her in the "OCTOBER" surprise.Either he knew these people and know what they are, he has no judgement or he is an outright liar. I think the last.

    June 5, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
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