President Bush congratulated Obama today on his victory in becoming the next commander in chief. At the white house the president promised Obama his complete cooperation during the 76-day transition period, and says he will keep Obama informed on all his decisions now until January 20th. President Bush also touched upon the historical importance of last night's vote.
"No matter how they cast their ballots, all americans can be proud of the history that was made yesterday. Across the country, citizens voted in large numbers. They showed a watching world the vitality of America's democracy, and the strides we have made toward a more perfect union. They chose a president whose journey represents a triumph of the american story -- a testament to hard work, optimism, and faith in the enduring promise of our nation," Bush said.