The speeches

The McCain concession speech was gracious and classy, while his
crowd was anything but that. The McCain supporters booed hard whenever
the name of Sarah Palin was mentioned, even as she seemed visibly
shaken and in tears. While I do understand that emotions did run high
in this election, and that McCain supporters really didn't want Obama
to win at all, I also know that some humility is required, at least for
the sake of the candidate. They didn't give him that, but he still
walked out with Pride, and that's the best one can expect from him.

The Obama speech was very much an Obama speech: inspirational
overtones, moving anecdotal stories, and a "Yes we can" chant. The man
delivered to a spellbound audience that was crying half of the time. I
thought it was interesting -not to mention wise- to see bullet proof
glass erected on the sides of his podium, and that both Jesse Jackson
and Oprah were in the crowd. But damn did Jesse Jackson look angry. He
must've been thinking this whole time "It should've been me". But alas,
it's over and we now have the first Black President of the United
states.
What a very appropriate conclusion to a very long and strange campaign.

Congratulations again Obama supporters: Your Victory was hard earned.

Comments

  1. Marie Claude says:

    the problem of the conservatives, they chose a “has been” candidate that could hardly represent the whole America, see his standings, a Vet from a forgotten and shameful war, who still know EU through the fifties criteriums, his Barbie wife… which American can recognise him/her/self through them ? The whole world has changed, except him and his croonies

  2. ‘…who still know EU through the fifties criteriums’

    great point, key and hardly mentioned on the news.

    but your comment begs the question is it over for the republican party as we know it? do they need to retool and up date, and are their ideas incongruous to a peaceful and global 21st century?

    gonna miss the straight talk gaffe express :( czechoslovakia priceless.

  3. “… who still know EU through the fifties criteriums…”

    What are you talking about? The European Union? If not, then please explain EU.

    And by the way, it’s “criteria.”

  4. “But damn did Jesse Jackson look angry. He
    must’ve been thinking this whole time ‘It should’ve been me’.”

    I noticed the same thing about Jesse, but I was thinking perhaps he was looking that way because now the “race card” has been struck a heavy blow.

  5. God help us

    between personnel freedoms and taxes perhaps its time to look for a light in the sky.

    Be very afraid

  6. Wow. That didn’t take long.

    Joe Biden had predicted a manufactured crisis within the first six months of an Obama presidency, and FOX is reporting that Russia has already delivered it.

    George Bush made a public commitment to a smooth transition for the next administration at least 6 months ago. It looks like we are going to find exactly how well it will work.

  7. Interesting bit of analogy here:

    Obama’s leaky plumbing:
    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=79161

  8. The McCain speech certainly was honourable.
    These are exciting days!

  9. What a snarky comment, Marie Claude, especially the part about McCain’s wife. Personally, I don’t hold being beautiful against any woman. It’s like a point of honor with me.

    Vietnam is far too recent to be forgotten. The anti-war movement certainly hasn’t forgotten it. All their slogans have been recycled from it. They’re all about reliving the Vietnam experience. The only thing shameful about the Vietnam War is that we lost it. It’s odd that you don’t consider the reeducation camps of the North Vietnamese shameful. Had we won, a million Vietnamese would not have died at sea fleeing Communist rule.

    Your idea that McCain sees Europe the same as in the Fifties makes little sense. For one thing, Europe was relevant in the Fifties. Today, not so much. Europeans are the Monday morning quarterbacks of the world, always quick with criticism but never suiting up for the game. It’s a continent of has beens.

    While Obama was not my candidate, he demonstrates how America dynamically changes and improves. While we Americans overcome the issues of race, Europe remains overcome by them. When do you think a European country will elect a black president? I’m guessing no time soon. European countries are founded on tribes and territory. America is founded on ideas. That’s why we are better.

  10. Marie Claude says:

    but your comment begs the question is it over for the republican party as we know it? do they need to retool and up date,

    yes, they can’t forecast anything anymore, they even didn’t see the money crisis happening, while many experts in world wide predicted it since a couple of years, they still refer to the founding fathers constitution for their civic or moral behaviour. they forgot that these men travelled on horses and not by planes, retrograde religiosity and individualism are the leading iconcern of their civic rules, except that protestantism (ie puritanism) isn’t the only religion in America anymore, that America was the unknow far-west, not anymore…

    and are their ideas incongruous to a peaceful and global 21st century?
    I am not for no army, nor for no wars, there are justified wars against insanity and or evilness of certain leaders in world wide that ought to be fighted (ie AQ, Iran mullahcraty…) but it must be a concerted fight with alliees and not an unilateral decision of the big boss) independant of individual countries interests, poverty that generates terrorism

    gonna miss the straight talk gaffe express czechoslovakia priceless.

    could you explain ?

  11. I have to respectfully disagree with the Jesse Jackson comment.

    I’m a New Yorker and have seen plenty of Mr. Jackson and I have to admit, that solemn look is the norm for him (especially when he’s at a rally listening to someone else speak. The more I think about it, I can’t remember him smiling all that often). Plus, you must have missed the tears of joy running down his face at the end of President-Elect Obama’s speeech.

  12. Jesse Jackson did not get to cut Obama’s balls off. Hence the reason for crying.

  13. Ginan Rauf says:

    if you want a classy audience go over to the Obama crowd

  14. Marie Claude says:

    Tantor, Ok, I was a bit “snarky”, I made this description after having viewed MacCain discourse, and saw these persons so well dressed (couturiers ?), so impeccable on their person, can’t imagine that Ms McCain can empathy with the plebe, but give them her worn out or unfashinable clothes away, uh, like the bourgeoise ladies a long, long time ago, and anyway my point wasn’t on her beautifulness compared to other women

    I should have written “shameful”, that was how it was seen by the hippies, I know how you feel about the Vietnam war, I had a net friend that made it.

    Today, not so much. Europeans are the Monday morning quarterbacks of the world, always quick with criticism but never suiting up for the game. It’s a continent of has beens.

    um, difference of appreciation doesn’t mean that we are not concerned, a proximty with these countries your refering to give us more experience for their approach

    McCain about us as an old world : “Ils me font penser à une vieille actrice des années 40 qui essaie toujours de se faire inviter grâce à son physique, mais qui n’est plus assez belle pour ça.”

    he was the one to refer to the plastic of a woman there, so my comment his wifeis not dispaced

    When do you think a European country will elect a black president?
    see my comment there :

    http://atlanticreview.org/archives/1204-Five-Reasons-Obama-would-not-be-Elected-in-Europe.html#comments

    European countries are founded on tribes and territory. America is founded on ideas. That’s why we are better.

    yeah ? you still haven’t understood what went on yesterday LMAO

    where were your ideas ?

    about the “has been EU”, sorry to disapoint you but we took the relay on the world scene, uh, when ? last august with Georgia crisis, with the money crisis that we as whole were prompt to mend… wait and see, EU is gonna be more present on the international scene since last summer, Sarko pushed the button on

    BTW, Im not defending Obama, I probably wouldn’t have voted for any of the both candidates, if I was American, but I just pointed on your incoherences

  15. I am just catching up. The speech of McCain was very gracious and unifying. McCain crowd was a disgrace!

    Obama speech I haven’t seen yet.

  16. I did tear up a little during McCains speech.
    On a positive note, he will be noted in the history books favourably with honors. That would be an awesome movie.
    I truly feel sorry for the Bush family.

  17. “I truly feel sorry for the Bush family.”

    Don’t worry Becky, G W Bush will go down in history as the great President he was, all the facts and statistics point to that, he didn’t ask for 9-11 but he dealt with it with integrity and strength. He gave us eight years of record breaking growth and success, the mortgage meltdown was caused by Carter (CRA) and Clintons decision to force banks to give loans to people who would never qualify for loans. Government interference into business matters is never a good idea. Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Maxine Waters, Chuck Schumer, Gregory Meeks, Lacy Clay, Artur Davis, Franklin Raines all democrats are directly responsible for the US and world financial crisis by enabling the non regulation of a runaway train. The MSM madia failed the Citizens of the US and the world by ignoring the facts about the reasons for the current crisis.

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=cMnSp4qEXNM

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rs&feature=related

    Bush, McCain and many other Republicans tried to get Freddie and Fannie regulated, democrats looked the other way and took millions in donations from Fannie and Freddie, Obama included.

    Too many people fell hook line and sinker for the shameful treatment the liberal media dish out on him, for a little reality check catch up on what the uber liberal Wall Street Journal has had to say about “W” within the last week.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122584386627599251.html

    That’s how Bush will be remembered in ten or twenty years, as a President who was given horrible situations and made the correct and right decisions for the hand he was dealt.

  18. “and we now have the first Black President of the United
    states.”

    no we don’t, we now have the first back enough president.

    95% of african americans voted for this guy and 45% of european americans. It appeqars that for african americans he was black enough – so much for race equality in america.

  19. RocketRay says:

    95% of african americans voted for this guy and 45% of european americans. It appeqars that for african americans he was black enough – so much for race equality in america.

    Obama got more of the “white” vote than Kerry did four years ago.

    The sand. It is in your vagina.

  20. Please, let’s use the term, “va-jayjay” ! ;-)

  21. Marie Claude says:

    49 % of the Republican men voted for O

    where is the problem ?????

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