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
What a very appropriate conclusion to a very long and strange campaign.
Congratulations again Obama supporters: Your Victory was hard earned.