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McCain Concedes

November 5th, 2008

Not that we needed this to make it official.



Amazing–McCain’s supporters are heckling him for saying gracious things about Obama–not just regular heckling, but shouting, pained and angry, “NO!!!” for McCain’s appeal to support the president and the country. Stuff like that. It’s striking. This is not a crowd willing to make a gracious concession–they are bitter, and are making that clear in their reactions.

This is what McCain has left behind: a large core of Americans who more than just disapprove or disagree, but who violently reject the idea of cooperation and joining together. Obama did not engender this hatred: McCain is chiefly responsible for it.

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  1. November 5th, 2008 at 14:02 | #1

    Don’t let it worry you too much, Luis. McCain’s loss will soon fade into the obscurity it deserves. Let’s just be pleased that the people of the United States have given President-elect Obama a much bigger mandate than Bush ever had. 😉

  2. November 6th, 2008 at 14:38 | #2

    Kinda reminds you of the liberals of the past eight years, doesn’t it?

  3. Luis
    November 8th, 2008 at 01:16 | #3

    Not really. The difference is in the emotion felt. McCain’s crowd was far angrier, threatening, instead of anguished or simply upset. The tone was palpable. Same as the crowds before the election; for all of the anger on the left at Bush’s victory, there were never public cries of “kill him!” or “terrorist!” among the liberal crowds. The dynamic is far different. Both were upset, but the McCain crowds had a violent edge that was never present in the crowds you speak of. Big difference.

  4. Luis
    November 9th, 2008 at 16:31 | #4


    Try viewing the Kerry concession speech from 2004. When he announced Bush’s win, the crowd was silent. When Kerry suggested “beginning the healing,” the crowd applauded.

    Compare the two (Kerry’s and then McCain’s), and then re-think your imagining of what the Dem crowd was like back then; it’s not what you misremember.

    What I said stands, now reaffirmed: McCain created an atmosphere of division and hate.

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