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. Bulldog

    Hillary and Obama had "cordial" conversations too and you see the dirty attacks that still came from the Clinton campaign. Shoot, they couldn't even congratulate him when he beat her fair and sqare.

    And for you idiots who claim Hillary go more popular vote. It has been proven that 100s of thousands of Repbulicans voted for Hillary in primaries across the country only to keep her in longer. If you want to count those votes in your argument then you are pathetic!

    June 5, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  2. Derrick, Philadelphia

    maybe John W McBush told him " THATS NOT CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN"...with that dumb smirk and no applause.

    June 5, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  3. asb, stamford

    Civil discussion or not, november will be bringing some change we can all finally believe in. I look forward to living in an Obama-led nation when it's all said and done. However I already feel comfortable with jjs at the reins of washington this summer...

    June 5, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  4. Richard, St. Paul, MN

    I hope that Mr. Obama used small words so that Mr. McCain would be able to understand him.

    June 5, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  5. Marlino (Angola)

    I hope it will be a 'civil discussion.'

    June 5, 2008 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  6. Batgurl

    Hillery said "My differences with Senator Obama are small compared to the differences we have with Senator McCain and the Republicans."

    Nuff Said
    Democrats 2008

    no more GI Deaths. Be on the team that brings our troops home NOW!

    June 5, 2008 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  7. Women for Obama

    Actually McCain and Obama think very highly of each other.

    June 5, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  8. Bryan

    Let's go McCain, from a ex Hillary fan. I have loved you for 8 eight years for your your ability to stand up to the republicans and democrats!

    June 5, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  9. KateLynn

    Good sign that the campaigns will now focus on issues unless the usual Republican dirty swift- boating groups veto McCain.

    June 5, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  10. Dina/Bronx for Obama

    Just let Obama speak ... listen to his words ... hear how he touches people ... feel the "goose bup" experience ... and wave goodbye to four more years of Bush!

    Obama will surround himself with only the best advisers, and will bring an end to "politics as usual". We need this change. We've been crushed under the Bush regime. We've seen him and his cronies break constitutional law day after day, and get away with it.

    It is time for a change. It is time to take pride in America, for the right reasons. It is time for the rest of the world to respect us as they have in the past.

    Yes! We! Can!!

    June 5, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  11. susie

    Obama doesn't do good in debates because he doesn't have his 26 year old speech writer there with him.

    June 5, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  12. gENO

    One of the blessings of not having Hillary on the ballot is that the tone of the debates will be more civil than otherwise. Both Obama and McCain tend to be courteous and respectful, but Hillary is another animal. Her smirks, sarcasm, cackling laughter will be absent from the campaign, and aren't we fortunate?

    June 5, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  13. Matt in Ohio

    this democrat is registering as an Independant. I will not support Obama! To hell with the democrats!

    June 5, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  14. Bill - Charlotte

    What is most bothersome to me is two days after Obama's historic night, all the clamor is still about Hillary. She has truly succeeded with her selfish "clinging" (to the golden ring that got away) in stepping on what should have been our nominees' shining moment.

    June 5, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  15. NBC

    Let the games begin!

    June 5, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  16. Lorna, NY

    McCain is done!

    June 5, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  17. Theresa

    Civil??!! When did the Republicans become CIVIL!! Let the mugslinging, name calling, Inexperience ridiculing, Michelle hating, Rev Wright bashing, and everything else BEGIN!!

    June 5, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  18. Lynn

    Lets go 527's. I'm looking forward to it.

    June 5, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  19. Grant

    Does McCain know how to use a cell? Heard Bob Dole is in the running for his VP

    June 5, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  20. Ready!!

    It is ON!!!! The american people are ready to HEAR and Decided based on the isses.. It is about time...

    June 5, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  21. chude ireland

    mccain u are finished

    June 5, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  22. Kelly, PA

    I hope McCain has learned from Clinton's mistake of going too negative. But, considering he's already pandering to Clinton's voters and complimenting her when he's rarely had anything good to say about her before. I predict however McCain will resort to hostile exchanges and personal attacks since that incites emotion in part of Clinton's base. Time will tell.

    June 5, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  23. Don Bezler Columbia,Mo

    McCain can just draw Republicans he wants Obama in debates so he can have a AUDIENCE Obama should'nt do it on McCains TURMS.

    June 5, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  24. Phil From VA

    McCain will say that but the RNC will start going negative when they see they will lose the election. They want to turn into a personal negative campaign when they can't win on issues. Hope people will look at Iraq, economy, healthcare, judges, housing market etc etc

    June 5, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  25. Chamorrita60

    FIRED UP...... READY TO GO!

    Let's get this party started...!!

    June 5, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
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