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. Connie from Logansport,IN

    Becky from KS, Instead running your mouth why don't you try to get to know Obama. You want skeletons google Keating five see what your mans involovement was, also his wife and father-in-laws. Believe me at 71 i bet you McBush has alot more skeletons than Obama. But that's what is great about our country you can vote for whom ever you like even if you are wrong the last eight years have proved that.
    God Bless OBAMA and you to Becky


    June 5, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  2. @Michelle from Colorado

    Boyyy, You are BITTER !!! maybe all this lonliness is killing you.Go take a hike !

    June 5, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  3. Sante

    You people are so ungrateful!
    It is a disgrace how you treat one of you very capable politicians, Hillary!

    To be in a high end for Obama /What he has done for this country?/ by trashing Clintons or however else that could be is the MOST DISHONOURABLE think. Why he has to rise on the "death" of somebody? Is in he capable to do it on his on??!!!
    And you are talking about "proud American" and "how far you have gone"?

    You do not deserve her! And she is a woman! Pakistanis are better; the entire country was crying for Mrs. Bhutto and they suppose to learn from you?!? That's way the world do not like you!

    4-5 years from now you are going to trash Obama and specially Michele Obama any how!

    That is America!

    Money, Bread and Circuses!!!

    Sorry Mrs.Clinton, that is you country!

    June 5, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  4. Voting Obama

    Obama 2008!! He is the best that can happen for this country. All of you HRC supporters need a reality check if you want to vote for McSame!! God bless you all, but when it comes down to it Obama won. HRC is a great person and I respect all what she has accomplished. If she beat Obama I would vote for her because I am a true democrat. They both believe in the same thing!! No more republicans!! I am tired of seeing our people suffer to fund an endless war!! Democrats lets stand up for what we believe in! The USA!!

    June 5, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  5. Kayne DeGrenier

    Why is Sen. Obama so afraid to debate John McCain???

    June 5, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  6. KIKI

    Obama says " I am ready to take this challenge with profonde humility and knowing my own limitations and imperfections" what did that tell me? This is a very honnest man.
    McCain the IRAK expert the Senate Veteran and the Filp-Flopper does not even know his limitations and imperfections and you want me to trust that man?

    June 5, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  7. Voting Obama

    Did I happen to mention that I love our future President Barack Obama!!

    June 5, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  8. DJ - Texas

    How many votes did McCain get in the primaries? Just curious as to whether it was anywhere near 18,000,000

    June 5, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  9. PleasePost

    The republican strategist might as well hang it up. To win, they will have to go lower than the clintons with the racism thing and you better believe that racism is alive and well but "racist" the real ones have no power. That's old America. Republicans of good sense "educated" are just not going to sit buy and side with "poor" white trash who can less about prosperity.

    June 5, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  10. Fella from Chicago

    Now that Senator Clinton is out of the picture I see the Obama supporters are quickly spewing their hate toward McCain. This man cannot take the White House. Here's a Clinton Dem vote for McCain.

    June 5, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  11. Brenda, New York

    Obama's supporters should be a little more respectful to the Clinton's and stop being so hateful. If she would have won the nomination I would have want her to pick Obama for VP. Hillary has worked very hard and has earned the right to be his VP. If Obama choses someone else for his VP and does not offer the position to her first that would be very dirty. However, if he does offers it to her and she rejects it that would be understandable. Hillary Clinton has been a great Sentor for New York and has fought hard for healthcare nation wide, and Bill Clinton was a wonderful President, so they have earn respect and should receive it. I am a Clinton and democratic supporter, but that would change if Obama does not treat her right, I would hate to support the republican party, but I will if she is treated unfairly and I'm sure many of her supporters feel the same way. Also for everyone to suggest that she should have endorsed Obama the same day he won, is not nessarsarily true. People have to understand that she has worked very hard and it was not easy giving up something she believe so much in. Therefore, let her decide when it's the right time. As I understand it she will be endorsing him on Saturday, which is not next month, it's only in two days away. So back off media and Obama's suppporters, and let the cards play out. I will be for either canidate, you should all think the same because "God" does not like ugly. Remember Karma is for real. Democrates '08

    June 5, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  12. Phil of Colorado

    I note that the number of CNN articles supporting Obama in the CNN "news" far outweighs those even addressing McCain. The only positive comment in the CNN POlitical Ticker is where Obama and McCain spoke together. I wonder why.

    June 5, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  13. Cyndi

    Obama hsa said over and over agin that he trusts the American people. That Americans are basically kind and decent people that want better schools for their children, a good job and dignity upon retirement.

    This won't be easy. But nothing worth fighting for is. We've got your back Senator!

    June 5, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  14. Susie

    I am so DISAPPOINTED in CNN!!!!!!!!! You have been so biased in your coverage! It makes people wonder what Obama may have promised CNN (or those/someone who work there)!!!!!!!!!!!! When we choose to stop tuning into CNN because of your bias, what will happen then???????? CNN should be neutral; put out the information on all candidates, and then let the people decide!!!! CNN is so terribly biased, it's disgusting to watch and listen. I've been tuning you out lately!!!!!!! Please give this serious consideration!

    June 5, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  15. Charles

    Niki....I am a Senior Pastor of a church in SC and your comments are what make Christians look uneducated and spooky. The Bible states that the Anti-Christ would come out of Europe anyway. Obama was saved by the blood of JESUS too. So what you are saying is that you are worthy of redemtiom by Christ and his is not. If you don't believe his confession that he is a believer and follower of Jesus Christ then why should we believe you? No one deserve to be called the devil or the Anti-Christ. Would you like it. Jesus in the Gospels warns us about thinking that we are good or pure and that others are evil. He explains that we come short of GOD and it is by him that we are saved. So why are you saved? and what gives you the right to call someone else evil. Obama is the devil and Bush is GOD. And you are a Christian with this type of mind. This is just another reason why a lot of people don't got to church and don't like trust Christian because of the bigoted ones.

    June 5, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  16. Independent-Cuban-American-woman-voter-for-Obama


    So you are going to vote for McCain, this means you want:






    Brian in Knoxville, please, think things over. I would rather have a young inexperienced guy, than one with all the experience of McCain who has failed to realize when Bush was lying!

    June 5, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  17. Nick Bruemmer

    Why is my comment awaiting moderation, can't you see the truth?

    June 5, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  18. Independent in NY

    Barack Obama 44th Pres- We'll get a REALchange in Washington if Obama gets in; a few more years and you'll all be bowing to Allah or Bin Laden

    June 5, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  19. Fazio


    You are a nut. Plan and simple. An unbalanced person who needs psychotherapy.

    June 5, 2008 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  20. Debby

    Well thats good they talked but I hope its not just Obama's face blasted all over these tickers in the coming months we do have 2 choices for President with views for our country. What will the political hacks of Borger, Toobin, Cafferty, Gergen, Martin do now since they don't have Clinton to insult. I guess crawl back in their holes.

    June 5, 2008 10:35 am at 10:35 am |

    mcCain plz bring it on baby,that your republican tactics will be destroyed baby,im obama to the end now baby

    June 5, 2008 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  22. beevee

    That is very nice of Mr.McCain to call on Mr. Obama. I hope Obama does'nt get trapped by these nicities and let people think that Mr. McCain is a leader and Obama a follower. To win the election you want to make people feel that you are the natural leader. Be careful.

    June 5, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  23. Don Bezler Columbia,Mo

    I think W. Clark should be Obamas V.P. but if he would'nt agree Jim
    Webb would be GREAT eny one too bring McBush off his MILITARY
    RECORD McBush did his time but NO MORE than lots of people in the military.

    June 5, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  24. Mike

    Obama is Bush all over again. Bush with Enron and now Obama with Excelon. Obama earmarks money to defense contractors and says he is against the Iraq war. He gets contributions from drug companies and then pushes legislation to them. His wife gets a $200,000 year raise at her job the day Obama becomes senator and then Obama earmarks money to her company.

    It is politics as usual all over again but worse than before.

    That is why I am voting for McCain because the only real candidate Hillary is out now.

    June 5, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  25. Brian from Fort Mill, S.C.

    "Demappeaser June 5th, 2008 9:15 am ET

    Where is the Rezko story CNN!!!! Can you say coverup? If this was related to a Republican this would be front page story. Is this how the media is unbiasly going to cover Obama."
    Rezko was found guilty, and that's about it. It doesn't affect Obama because he wasn't accused of anything, nothing new came out of the trial. There's nothing there, so keep looking.
    Let's put it this way: Rev. Wright will hurt Obama more than Tony Rezko.

    June 5, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18