Candidate reactions

hat tip to Movie Guy

Here is part of what Presidential candidate Obama said on Friday about the Republican Vice Presidential candidate:

Senator Obama called Governor Palin from his campaign bus on Friday afternoon (local time) and spoke with her for “several minutes,” campaign spokesman Robert Gibbs said.”He told her she would be a terrific candidate and that he looked forward to seeing her on the campaign trail. He also wished her good luck, but not too much luck,” Mr Gibbs said.

In keeping with his pledge to show respect for his rivals despite disagreements over policy, Senator Obama and his running-mate Senator Joe Biden earlier issued a statement congratulating the 44-year-old mother of five and her family.”We send our congratulations to Governor Sarah Palin and her family on her designation as the Republican nominee for vice president. It is yet another encouraging sign that old barriers are falling in our politics,” the statement said.”While we obviously have differences over how best to lead this country forward Governor Palin is an admirable person and will add a compelling new voice to this campaign,” it added.

And Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Biden: Senator Biden, on his first joint campaign swing with Senator Obama just a week after his own rise to the presidential ticket, said simply: “I’m looking forward to meeting her.”

—–Pretty decent of the two Democratic candidates.