Obama-McCain Meeting Stresses Cooperation

Former foes issue joint statement after Chicago confab
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2008 2:41 PM CST
President-elect Barack Obama meets with Sen. John McCain at Obama's transition office in downtown Chicago.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama and John McCain met today in Chicago, and reaffirmed their call for bipartisanship and cooperation, the Tribune reports. The 90-minute meeting, at Obama’s transition headquarters, was described by the president-elect as a “conversation about how we can do some work together to fix up the country.” McCain, asked if he would help see that goal through, was clear. “Obviously.”

“We had a productive conversation today about the need to launch a new era of reform,” the two said in a joint statement after the meeting. “We hope to work together in the days and months ahead on critical challenges like solving our financial crisis, creating a new energy economy, and protecting our nation's security.”