A nasty contest is no doubt ahead of them, but Wednesday morning the presidential combatants had a moment of comity. President Barack Obamaphoned former Massachusetts Gov.Mitt Romney to congratulate him on securing the needed delegates for the Republican presidential nomination.
“President Obama said that he looked forward to an important and healthy debate about America’s future, and wished Governor Romney and his family well throughout the upcoming campaign,” the Obama campaign said in a statement.
Mr. Obama placed the call at about 11:30 a.m. ET.
Spokespeople for both candidates said the call was cordial.
“Gov. Romney thanked the president for his congratulations and wished him and his family well,” said Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul.