September 25th, 2008
04:15 PM ET
13 years ago

Historic White House meeting convenes

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John McCain and Barack Obama are currently meeting with President Bush on the economic bailout.   Also seated next to the president are, from left, House Minority Leader John Boehner, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. (AP Photo)

Related: Key lawmakers say they have a bailout plan


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (188 Responses)
  1. Leah,Texas

    Mc Shame got his photo-op.

    Now let's get on with the debate!

    September 25, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  2. Tony

    It would only be historic if Bush says anything intelligent.

    September 25, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  3. sam

    Waste of time.....Bush is like an absent father that wants to file for custody when the kids turn 19.....whats the point.

    September 25, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  4. Ex-Republican for Obama

    Two idiots in the same room: McCain and Bush.

    Thank god Obama is there, he can save us from these morons with a voting record that got us into this mess!

    McCain/Bush/Palin...the problems to all of our solutions!

    September 25, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  5. blaising

    Doesn't Barack just look like he's thinking...."God, I SO want your job!!"

    September 25, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  6. Bob Indianapolis IN

    Run, Barack Run! The collective evil in the room is breath-taking! From the Decider and his minions to the enablers of evil, Pelosi and Reid! YIKES!!!

    September 25, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  7. Dave in NYC

    thanks a lot Republicans, another fine mess you've gotten us into!

    September 25, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  8. Jude

    Fire the embecilies or impeach them then move on with the DEBATES!!!!

    September 25, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  9. Listen Up...

    See Obama can in DC for this meeting and back in time for the debate tomorrow.

    September 25, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  10. Tony

    Obama looks good eyeing HIS chair come November!

    You know he must be thinking...."only 39 more days you idiot!"

    September 25, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  11. VIRGINIAN 4 OBAMA

    What a great photo op for Bush. I can't believe Oliver Stone is actually making a movie about this guy. well, it is a comedy, and Bush is a joke!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08

    September 25, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  12. Geeque

    I bet that the Rep. will pill something so taht McSame can thank credit for something.

    September 25, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  13. Nick H

    Is McLame sitting on the potty? Looks like he's less smiling and more...well lets leave it at that.

    September 25, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  14. Get Real

    They want Barack's ideas becasue they have none.

    Barack Obama is so much more intelligent than GW and McCain until it is down right funny,

    September 25, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  15. Truly American

    I though Hussein would just phone in to this conference in between his practicing for the debates.. Geeze.. what a disappointment he can't just phone everything in.

    September 25, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  16. John

    Yup-pee....McCain got his photo-op!!!!

    September 25, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  17. Kellie

    Wow, it really scary the the least intelligent person in the room is our President!

    September 25, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  18. Independant.

    In the retelling of this story in upcoming weeks, John McCain will tell everyone that he was running the meeting and it was his trip to Washington that got all this mess worked out. Look at him, the little old guy waaay up there at the end ... you can see he's taken charge.

    September 25, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  19. Tony

    One more seat to his right and McCain would be sitting in the hall!

    OBAMA / BIDEN '08!

    September 25, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  20. Linda from Prescott AZ

    It must be difficult for anyone with a brain to sit in the same room with Bush and McCain. Nice Photo op though for McCain's scrapbook when he is back in Arizona licking his wounds from his big loss on November 4th.

    September 25, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  21. Biff

    OKAY REPUBLICAN GHOST-WRITERS......

    DO YOUR STUFF !!!

    September 25, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  22. An Independent Hillary

    I would not trust any of these people to run a corporation. These are the best politicians we could come up with to solve a crisis? Sad.

    September 25, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  23. Skunk Meat Anyone?

    This is GREAT News for McGimmick and his skunk meat campaign where LIES COMES BEFORE COUNTRY!

    September 25, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  24. ahoff48

    What etiquette! Alternating seating between republicans and democrats!

    September 25, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  25. Walt, Belton,TX

    Sure not a lot of faces I'd trust with much more than my compost pile.

    September 25, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
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