President Bush called President-elect Barack Obama Tuesday night at 11:12 P.m. to congratulate him.
Some highlights of Bush's remarks to Obama:
"Mr. President-elect, congratulations to you. What an awesome night for you, your family and your supporters. Laura and I called to congratulate you and your good bride."
"I promise to make this a smooth transition. You are about to go on one of the great journeys of life. Congratulations and go enjoy yourself."
Bush offered Obama an invitation to visit the White House soon, at their convenience. Bush plans to talk to Republican nominee John McCain after McCain's concession speech Tuesday night.