Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wash Po-Sen. McCain Praises President Obama's Remarkable Journey

Arizona Sen. John McCain and President Barack Obama: Getty Images
(Story reported by Al Kamen for the Washington Post)

Is a sense of mutual respect, maybe even some reconciliation, possible between the newly victorious Republicans and the Obama administration?

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) speaking Sunday at an international symposium in Halifax, Nova Scotia, offered strong praise for his erstwhile opponent.

McCain, fresh from his solid reelection victory, was asked whether President Obama would be the right person to deliver a "strong signal" to Iran that Washington stands firmly behind democracy and human rights in that country.

"I think the president . . . is entirely suited to give that message," McCain said. Obama's rise to become "president of the strongest nation in the world," he added, "is a remarkable story, and I think it's a shining example to people all over the world."

(Click here to read the full story on the Washington Post website.)

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