Moments ago, some of those extremist GOP supporters continued to show their lack of class in booing Obama and Biden during John McCain’s concession speech.
He quieted them down, then gave his best speech of the year, including a gracious acknowledgement not only of Obama’s victory, but also of the history-making event that unfolded this evening, the rise of a black man to the presidency of the United States of America. In his call for unity, it was as if McCain was saying, “Knock off the racist and divisive crap, we have too much work to do”:
I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together, to find the necessary compromises to bridge our differences and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited.
His campaign would have connected with a lot more people if McCain had allowed that side of his personality to be seen more often this year, rather than the grumpy name-caller.