Obama Asks McCain For Help Leading Country

Barack Obama has accepted John McCain's concession and has asked his Republican rival for help in leading the country.

Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said McCain called Obama at 11 p.m. EST, moments after The Associated Press and television networks declared the Illinois senator the next president.

Gibbs said Obama thanked McCain for his graciousness and said he had waged a tough race. He also said the Arizona senator was consistently someone who has showed class and honor during this campaign as he has during his entire life in public service.

Gibbs quoted Obama as saying, "I need your help, you're a leader on so many important issues."


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  • by keisha Location: williamston on Nov 6, 2008 at 10:09 AM
    what is so wrong with havin a black president?? people are just mad because these days blacks are movinq up and makinq something of themselves and yall cant accept that for some reason. history was made and i mean whats so wrong with balck people having high positions??
  • by k Location: eastern nc on Nov 6, 2008 at 08:48 AM
    If Obama was so smart as so many people have made him to be, why is he asking for McCain's help? Can't he do it on his own?
  • by Sick of Obama on Nov 6, 2008 at 07:06 AM
    YOu go girl...Sally you are absolutely right on the money with that comment. Too bad all the americans who voted for Obama are going to regret what they have done to this country!
  • by Anonymous Location: Pitt County on Nov 6, 2008 at 06:42 AM
    Its funny how democrats say its ok that Obama is asking for McCain for help. Do you think if McCain were elected president that he would ask for Obama's. I think we all know that answer no. We don't need his liberal ideas or leadership in the whitehouse. And this is a race thing. If Obama were white would he have been elected. We don't know but I do believe we wouldn't have seen so many African-Americans rush to get registered and I do believe it would have been a much tighter race. As for the Christians who voted for Obama, this is one nation under GOD, take a few minutes today and read your bible and God's view on abortions. Do you think you can honestly stand before him and say you picked the right leader?
  • by Alex Location: Vanceboro on Nov 6, 2008 at 06:08 AM
    I am proud of our nation. even though I disagree with Mr. Obama's policies, I admire the fact that our nation, looked past color in this election. Asking for help is not weakness but wisdom.
  • by Sally Location: Washington on Nov 6, 2008 at 04:28 AM
    Boots, Ha Ha, you may not need McCain but Obama does because he doesn't know enough to run this country like McCain. Yes Obama won but he will depend on many others to help him. Go McCain, help the man so he want look so dumb.
  • by Al Greene Co on Nov 5, 2008 at 07:32 PM
    I think in all fairness we should back off the bad comments and give O Bama a chance. It might be a better thing than we all would think. He is asking for McCain to help him. It does show good sportsman and gentleman like conduct. If he is serious I will wait and see. I am ready for all of us to get on and get along and be happy and be the great America we can be again. We have to remember O Bama is just the head not the soul body of the government. You have to worry more about the Pelosi's and Kennedy's in the congress. The checks and balances are left in a good way so no one sided government can ruin it for all of us. Thing is they need to remember that when they are whining and boo hoooing they are hurting us all holding up the processes to run the government.We shall see how it goes . In 2 years if it is not better we should vote new bodies in on both sides,and start over.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 5, 2008 at 07:07 PM
    people people people, asking for help isn't a bad thing. if a man is smart he will ask for help, but pride is a stone killer for those who have no vision.all accross this world thousand upon thousand of smart men has ask for help, help to reach those whose have their doors close to change, help for those who really want a better america, help in shaping the future of all those young people you saw at his speach in illinose, so you ask yourself about help. will you denigh all those young people that chance of real change and future relation of different color, creed, or status. so comer on, and just HELP.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 5, 2008 at 06:57 PM
    anonymous Location: nc on Nov 5, 2008, I was always told that a smart man will ask for help or support,. but a follish man will burn up any help.we as american will help each other, even you .
  • by MACK Location: Washington on Nov 5, 2008 at 06:25 PM
    Hey Delta.... I am so sorry u r ashamed of our country. Here's a tip... Take the next flight out, as you will not be missed.
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