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Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain addressed supporters and the nation about the election. Senator McCain announced that he has conceded the presidential election to Senator Barack Obama.

Senator Barack Obama, the president elect, declared victory in his address to supporters at Grant Park in Chicago. (November 4, 2008)

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Hope and Graciousness

I believe that these may be two of the greatest speeches of our times.

I have never liked John McCain so well as I do in this speech. It is remarkable for it's profound graciousness, and is the most eloquent speech I have ever heard from him (or any losing candidate). Among other things, it was stirring to hear him firmly shush the crowd from it's unkind booing; by example he called for a more noble response from all of us.

Obama's speech is inspiring (as usual) but it may have more historical value than we can now appreciate. It marks a milestone of course because he is Black, but even more importantly because he is UNIVERSAL. He represents the collective voice of America calling not just for a change in administration but for a change in values away from the old style, self-serving, partisan politics (where government is a tool for the special interests and the powerful) to a government that actually seeks intelligence over power. If he can pull it off, this will be a speech to remember!

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YES WE CAN!!!!

Thank you Mr. President!!!
I am grateful for #44 to have had an opportunity to be President!
God bless the USA!!!