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Shan
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As announced by NPR. NPR

His concession speech was very gracious and kind.

The audience was a wee bit disgruntled.

Wow!

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LINK???
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I thought the speech was fantastic. Very gracious and honorable. Even inspirational to me, which is something I've not felt from McCain in a while.

I was disappointed with the crowd, but I can't blame them too much. They went there to celebrate a McCain victory, not to hear him admit defeat.

I don't have a link, I watched it live on CNN.

Barack Obama will be speaking soon though.

[ November 04, 2008, 11:51 PM: Message edited by: Vadon ]

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You can watch it directly on the CNN website. I just watched it live, but I saw a link there.

Phew, I can't believe it!

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Sorry. Slow modem. Link added.
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Don't be sorry, I've been up all night her in Czech, so I'm hoping to go to bed soon- just want to see the vid.
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CNN: http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008
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See, I could have voted for that guy. Excellent speech, hit all the right notes. The audience was annoying, but it was the best speech McCain gave this whole campaign.
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teh Ironix.
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Why do candidates always wait until they have lost to become likable?
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You heard his supporters. If he had run like that, he'd have lost his base and stolen part of Obama's middle. It would have been a closer fight though.
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quote:
Originally posted by Chris Bridges:
See, I could have voted for that guy. Excellent speech, hit all the right notes. The audience was annoying, but it was the best speech McCain gave this whole campaign.

Yah. It reminded me of 2000, and why I supported McCain and may have voted for him over Gore (if he had won the primary obviously)
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quote:
Originally posted by Elmer's Glue:
Why do candidates always wait until they have lost to become likable?

If he'd played to the middle from the start, it's likely that he could have drawn a lot of support there, perhaps even to the extent that he could have sunk Obamma's campaign before it really got off the ground.

Of course, by the time he actually got the Republican nomination it would be too late to go back, and I don't know if he could have gotten the nomination speaking to the center.

And honestly, either choice in the Obama McCain race seems a lot better to me than anyone from a Clinton Huckabee race.

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Traditionally, candidates run away from center in the primary and towards the center in the general election. This year, both candidates seemed to shy away from the center in the general and let the chips fall where they may.

One reason Obama won is the pendulum was swinging left this year (thanks to 8 years of Bush), so his strategy worked.

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