November 5th, 2008
11:53 AM ET
14 years ago

Rice: 'proud' of Obama's victory

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she is 'proud' of Obama's victory."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced Wednesday that the Department of State "will do everything we can" to ensure a smooth transition to President-elect Barack Obama.

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While noting that Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain was "gracious" in his defeat, Rice said, "On a personal note, as an African-American, I am especially proud because this is a country that's been through long journey in overcoming wounds, and making race not the factor in our lives.

"That work is not done, but yesterday was obviously an extraordinary step forward."

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (153 Responses)
  1. Joanna

    Are you serious? You never once spoke up against any of the lies and deceits perpetrated by this Administration. Hellooooo???? Is this the discussion post of irony? or am I missing something?

    November 5, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  2. tp

    now the fun begins, the kids are in charge

    November 5, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  3. AL+

    65 Million people can't be wrong. Thank you america.

    November 5, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
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