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  posted on 11/4/2008 at 11:29 PM
A very classy consession speech by John McCain. You have to feel at least a little sorry for such a patriot to finally get so close and lose even though I think he caused his own demise.

 

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  posted on 11/4/2008 at 11:31 PM
Yes, kudos to McCain, a very classy, good speech....and a little shoutout to John for not having Palin say a word. I wish him well.
 

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  posted on 11/4/2008 at 11:32 PM
u beat me to it. That was a very classy and I think important speech by McCain. Well done. I dont feel sorry for him but that was very good form and necessary in my opinion based on how this election's tone polarized the 2 sides.
 

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  posted on 11/4/2008 at 11:32 PM
Agreed. His campaign disappointed me, but I think deep down, McCain is a stand up American. With a different VP, this thing might have gone another way.
 

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  posted on 11/4/2008 at 11:35 PM
He showed class in defeat, as well as when hecklers called obama a terrorist/communist at a rally. I sure hope palin's 15 minutes are up. mooses are skeered again

 

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  posted on 11/4/2008 at 11:37 PM
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Agreed. His campaign disappointed me, but I think deep down, McCain is a stand up American. With a different VP, this thing might have gone another way.



I agree....and I also hope it's the last we've heard of Palin for a long time.

 

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  posted on 11/4/2008 at 11:45 PM
THAT McCain was closer to the 2000 McCain than anything I've seen in the last year. McCain is a good man who was sold out by his party and the religious right. He was never able to focus on pulling in independents because he had to deal with conservatives who were willing to cut off their nose to spite their face. They threatened to stay at home, and McCain scrambled to get the base back on board, leading him to pick the horrendous Sarah Palin. McCain also made the decision to take the low road, which was how Bush beat him in 2000. It's like a Greek tragedy.

I hope that the McCain we saw tonight will be the McCain we'll see in the coming years. He could be a great asset to President Obama, who will need the cooperation of Republicans to get this country back on track.

 

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  posted on 11/4/2008 at 11:47 PM
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u beat me to it. That was a very classy and I think important speech by McCain. Well done. I dont feel sorry for him but that was very good form and necessary in my opinion based on how this election's tone polarized the 2 sides.



I agree with this. I thought it was a good speech, and he needed to take the tone he did...

 

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  posted on 11/4/2008 at 11:52 PM
Great points all around.

The last thing we needed was Sarah's whining voice.

After hearing the bullsh!t robo-call from Florida, I'm surprised he could have that much class.

 

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  posted on 11/4/2008 at 11:55 PM
I agree about John's speech tonight. As for palin, she impresses nearly everyone who deals with her on an inperson basis, and once free from the shackles of the McCain campign big heads, will find her own way. Do not underestimate her, she will probably be a senator from Alaska in due time.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 12:06 AM
Yeah, it was a nice speech, but its really too bad he couldnt have exhibited some of that class during the election. Things might have worked out a whole lot differently had he done so. I think a couple of things sunk McCain; the endless dirty campaigning, the lying, Palin and the negativity.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 12:25 AM
Anyone who did not see agreat American and a man who loves this country very much even in defeat is blind. the election is over and i for one move that the personel attacks to Sarah palin and anyone else cease, it is over enjoy the party and lets get on with life..peace

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 12:58 AM
A fine speech from Senator McCain. I will wonder for many days why he made some of the decisions he did throughout the campaign.

Didya catch the boos Sarah got? She sure did.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 07:44 AM
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A fine speech from Senator McCain. I will wonder for many days why he made some of the decisions he did throughout the campaign.

Didya catch the boos Sarah got? She sure did.


I was stuck listening to all this on NPR, so was she even there when he gave his speech?

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 09:13 AM
I missed both the victory speech and McCain's speech. I'll have to youtube later. I agree with what some here have said. McCain's campaign was run in a questionable manner. There were so many issues where he could have countered Obama's claims, but never did. Its almost like he didn't want to win. The thing that I find most ironic, is that up until about this summer I felt like the #1 issue for people was Iraq. McCain's push for the surge (which worked, even though some won't admit it) ended up pushing Iraq to the back page. So McCain's success with the surge was almost his undoing because when the economy fell out of bed, it feel right into Obama's lap. Its almost like Obama and McCain should have run together as it is perceived that Obama is good for the economy and McCain is good for foreign policy.
 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 09:29 AM
Jim,

I think McCain once again as a working Senator, will in time prove to be an asset to President Obama especially in dealing with the many issues in the Middle East, and with "bridging" the various political elements in the Senate.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 09:37 AM
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I think McCain once again as a working Senator, will in time prove to be an asset to President Obama especially in dealing with the many issues in the Middle East, and with "bridging" the various political elements in the Senate.



You think he'd ever make him a cabinet member?

Has that ever been done, where an opponent who lost took a cabinet position?

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 09:47 AM
Of course McCain was classy in defeat. That's the nature of a true gentleman and patriot.

On the other hand, do you think there'd be anything left of Grant Park had BarryO lost?

 

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You think he'd ever make him a cabinet member?

Has that ever been done, where an opponent who lost took a cabinet position?


Jim,

I didn't necessairly mean as a cabinet member not a membr of his admnistration. I meant more so, that Obama knows that McCain has quite a bit of knowledge about the Middle East, McCain personally knows many of the politicians in that area of the world and also McCain has a history of reaching accross "party divisions". Obama would be foolish to not tapped into some of the resources that McCain could offer him in these areas, and I think in time, Obama will do so. Basically, what McCain could offer Obama is some "back doors" that he could use, when going through the "front door" is not working.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 10:15 AM
McCain showed me a lot more class in defeat than he did in his campaign. I really think it would have been a closer race had Palin not been on his ticket. He may have won with another choice.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 10:18 AM
McCain can go join Bob Dole at the old folks home, either that or go spoon at night w/ his liberal buddies across the aisle. Ran a pitiful campaign and deserved to lose. He's a RINO.
 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 10:24 AM
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McCain can go join Bob Dole at the old folks home, either that or go spoon at night w/ his liberal buddies across the aisle. Ran a pitiful campaign and deserved to lose. He's a RINO.


I can't disagree. He's proof-positive that getting in bed with democrats accomplishes nothing. The only thing you can do is defeat them because democrats don't believe in bipartisanship. The BarryO presidency will prove that soon enough.

 

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McCain can go join Bob Dole at the old folks home, either that or go spoon at night w/ his liberal buddies across the aisle. Ran a pitiful campaign and deserved to lose. He's a RINO.


I can't disagree. He's proof-positive that getting in bed with democrats accomplishes nothing. The only thing you can do is defeat them because democrats don't believe in bipartisanship. The BarryO presidency will prove that soon enough.


Trolling, trolling, trolling, keep those fingers moving (rawwwwhide)...

 

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McCain can go join Bob Dole at the old folks home, either that or go spoon at night w/ his liberal buddies across the aisle. Ran a pitiful campaign and deserved to lose. He's a RINO.


I can't disagree. He's proof-positive that getting in bed with democrats accomplishes nothing. The only thing you can do is defeat them because democrats don't believe in bipartisanship. The BarryO presidency will prove that soon enough.


Trolling, trolling, trolling, keep those fingers moving (rawwwwhide)...


LOL. Adding inspired thinking to the discussion again I see, eh comrade?

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 11:06 AM
John McCain is a great man and a man I could have stood behind as president. I voted for Obama because I felt since his speech in 2004 that he is the type of man that we needed to run our country and put it back at the heights it once was in the world stage. The thumping McCain took in the electorial college speaks more to George Bush than to John McCain...John McCain is a great American and his speech last night came from the heart. That was the kind of speech he needed to make earlier in his campaign....

 

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