Team Romney: It's Go Time

Katie Pavlich

5/30/2012 3:07:00 PM - Katie Pavlich

It's official: Mitt Romney is the GOP nominee and will battle President Obama for the White House. Team Romney has released a new video, "The Promise of America," to kick things off.

It has almost been one year since Mitt Romney announced his campaign for president in Stratham, New Hampshire. As he clinches the delegates needed for the Republican nomination, we look back on this journey to restore the promise of America.

 

In a classy move, President Obama actually called Romney today to congratulate him on his victory.

Obama spoke with Romney by phone around 11:30 am ET, aides on both sides said. The president placed the call from the White House, reaching Romney in Las Vegas, where he was preparing to depart to California for a day of fundraisers.

“The president called Governor Romney to congratulate him on securing the Republican nomination,” Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said in a statement. “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.”

A Romney campaign aide described the exchange as “brief and cordial,” adding that the governor “thanked the president for his congratulations and wished him and his family well.”

Mark his words: Obama said "healthy debate." We'll see how long that lasts.