Republican U.S. presidential candidate John McCain traveled Sunday to
North Carolina to meet with evangelist Billy Graham and his son,
McCain, who has been trying to attract the
support of religious voters, said he had an excellent conversation with
the Grahams and was grateful for the opportunity to visit them.
elder Graham is a world-renowned evangelist who has been in poor health
in recent years. His son Franklin is now the president of the
evangelistic association his father founded in 1950.
Graham did not offer an endorsement after the meeting, but said he was
impressed with McCain's personal faith and his moral clarity on
important social issues.
McCain's Democratic opponent Barack Obama took a day off from the campaign on Sunday.
Graham said that during the meeting, his father recalled praying with
McCain's father during the Vietnam War, while McCain was a prisoner of
Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.