Obama Accepts McCain's Concession

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CHICAGO (AP) 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 Natalie Location: Cairo on Nov 5, 2008 at 08:18 AM
    We often say "God Bless America" and when he does we won't accept the blessing!! The American people have spoken very clear. I am so glad that everyone does not think like small minded people in this "small" part of our country. I look forward to the day when YOU people can relaize that this is country is changing. President Barack Obama will do a great job as our 44th president. You thought he wouldn't make it this far, but he did! When you set traps for him to fail and wish him evil, you're just giving him an opportunity to prove you wrong. It's funny how we pray and ask for God's will to be done, but yet can't accept His will when it is done! Congratulations President Barack Obama!! May God Continue to Bless America
  • by Maria Location: tallahassee on Nov 5, 2008 at 12:54 AM
  • by Susan Location: Florida on Nov 4, 2008 at 09:21 PM
    Congrats to Sen. Obama. I did not vote for him but I will support him. I just hope he meant it when he said he needs Sen. McCain's help. Sen. Obama can learn alot from Sen. McCain if he will have open ears and heart for the better of the Americn people.
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