John McCain’s Concession Speech
As someone who voted for Barack Obama, I would just like to say that McCain’s concession speech was the very picture of graciousness. His congratulation of Obama appeared genuine, and he even remembered Obama’s grandmother in his speech, regretting that she couldn’t have lived to see her grandson become president. He also made it clear that America is a country that both candidates love. Very, very classy. I actually teared up a little bit for McCain.
Of course, I also teared up when I saw the African American students at Howard college, many of them crying with joy that Obama had won. I didn’t vote for Obama because of his race, but I am proud that we’ve reached a point where an African American can become president of our great nation.
I don’t envy anyone taking on the presidency during these times of overwhelming crises, and I have a feeling that Obama will be a one term president. There is just too much that needs doing to be fixed readily. But I hope he can motivate Americans from both parties to work together to make the future better for all of us.