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Obama Calls McCain With Congratulations

By Shailagh Murray
SAN ANTONIO -- Sen. Barack Obama called Sen. John McCain from his hotel room here to congratulate him on his new status as the presumptive GOP nominee. Flashing some confidence, Obama also told McCain he looked forward to running against him in the fall. The Arizona senator thanked Obama, and the Democrat turned back to the voting result and delegate math.

By Web Politics Editor  |  March 4, 2008; 10:29 PM ET
Categories:  Barack Obama , Primaries , The Democrats  
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Mrs. Clinton set the tone when she never issued a concession speech after 11 straight primary losses.

There's no civility here. Civility went out the window after Clinton backers resorted to innuendo and smear. Clinton will be just as far back in delegates as she was going in, but now she'll hang around until the convention.

Posted by: gbooksdc | March 5, 2008 12:15 AM | Report abuse

After losing Ohio and trailing, at midway,
in Texas, B.O. should NOT be presuming that
he is running against anyone, except in a marathon.

Posted by: Liup | March 4, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully Obama will prevail and free democrats from the Clinton's hidious embrace. Obama offers hope for the future Clinton more of the same. The world watches hoping for something more than a democratic death wish for a family whose time is past Americans won't hold their nose and vote for a Clinton because of the alternative - there is one now and they will just vote for McCain...

Posted by: fotografiejc | March 4, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Sure, Sen. Clinton could have called Sen. McCain to congratulate him on officially locking up the Republican nomination, but she didn't (at least as of this posting). Sen. Obama's doing so shows nothing but class. It's past time that we realize that few, if any, issues are black and white, and that it's ok to disagree with someone (even strongly) yet still respect them for being an intelligent patriotic American.

Posted by: glowing_plasma | March 4, 2008 11:42 PM
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Did MR. POMPOSITY call Clinton to congratulate her on the OHIO win?
Nope, he's busy giving an Iraq war sermon in lieu of an Ohio concession!

Posted by: harried | March 4, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Sure, Sen. Clinton could have called Sen. McCain to congratulate him on officially locking up the Republican nomination, but she didn't (at least as of this posting). Sen. Obama's doing so shows nothing but class. It's past time that we realize that few, if any, issues are black and white, and that it's ok to disagree with someone (even strongly) yet still respect them for being an intelligent patriotic American.

Posted by: glowing_plasma | March 4, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

B.O. called McCain too soon, just to find out he was BADly beaten in Ohio. What
arrogance!

Posted by: Liup | March 4, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Mmmmm...feel that Democratic love...it's the real thing. Plays it straight, so no surprises, except good ones from Barack '08.

Posted by: jhbyer | March 4, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

One reporter's "flashing some confidence" is often another reporter's "blustering in defiance of a potentially devastating setback". I guess it all depends on your POV.

It's good to be Obama, and have Shailagh Murray for your WaPo "reporter".

Posted by: zukermand | March 4, 2008 10:45 PM | Report abuse

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