When I asked Sen. John McCain today if he still believes his criticism voiced repeatedly during the campaign that Barack Obama "isn’t ready" to be commander in chief, he said this:
"It’s not a matter of whether he is ready," McCain said, "he has been selected by the American people."
Of his campaign remark that the nation will be tested, McCain laughed, "I said that because his running mate said that!"
McCain said he wants to work with President-Elect Obama on the international dangers facing the nation.
"The President of the United States has been selected and now it’s time for us all to join behind him and help however we can," McCain said. "These are challenging times."