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gibbous 11-04-2008 10:32 PM

McCain Concedes!
 
As of around 8:20 Pacific time, John McCain has conceded the election to Barack Obama.

Obama is speaking in a minute, hope everyone is watching.

Perpetual3am 11-04-2008 10:38 PM

Thank Santa!!

slimpanzee 11-04-2008 11:14 PM

Santa would have made a good president... I feel so much better than I did 4 years ago. I feel really good about this election. I feel like Americans actually paid attention and voted responsibly and not half cocked.

gibbous 11-04-2008 11:29 PM

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Originally Posted by slimpanzee (Post 77297)
I feel so much better than I did 4 years ago. I feel really good about this election. I feel like Americans actually paid attention and voted responsibly and not half cocked.

Absolutely. In '04 I was pretty confident that W would get thrown out on his ear, and over the last couple days I had a very uneasy feeling that I was going to be left with that same "WTF just happened" feeling. Glad to see I was wrong this time around too.

I'm very surprised how early this was conceded. McCain got crushed, but it was over much faster than I thought. Good job America.

Penguin 11-05-2008 12:47 AM

McCain was very gracious in his speech, although sadly I could not say the same for his crowd. I felt that was a very raw, very emotional, and very humble speech.

Obama was straight smooth though. That guy is 100% pimp in every sense of the word.

gibbous 11-05-2008 04:36 AM

It's a shame, but I think McCain's concession speech was one of the few rare times during this election when we saw the real John instead of the GOP puppet that he has more recently become before the public. I have tremendous respect for the service he's given the country over his lifetime, and I don't think that the campaign the Republicans ran did his character justice. All they really had was to appeal to people on the most basic emotional levels of fear and uncertainty, which leads to the boos when people who bought in on the worst of the propaganda just can't understand how someone so horrible could actually win the election, and by such a margin.

This was a historic day for our country, but I have to admit that I'm very selfishly hoping that I'll never have to see Sarah Palin running for another public office, and even more so that the fictional character "Joe the Plumber" is never mentioned on national TV again.

PaoloSmythe 11-05-2008 05:01 AM

i wonder how the McCain supporting troops, currently out in the middle east feel now that they are to be commanded by someone they'd prefer not to see in office?

gibbous 11-05-2008 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by PaoloSmythe (Post 77345)
i wonder how the McCain supporting troops, currently out in the middle east feel now that they are to be commanded by someone they'd prefer not to see in office?

Fortunately our soldiers are usually professional enough to not let personal politics get in the way of respecting the office of their Commander in Chief. Shouldn't cause any harm hopefully.

Perpetual3am 11-05-2008 09:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gibbous (Post 77342)
This was a historic day for our country, but I have to admit that I'm very selfishly hoping that I'll never have to see Sarah Palin running for another public office, and even more so that the fictional character "Joe the Plumber" is never mentioned on national TV again.

Ahem to that!

lopro 11-05-2008 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PaoloSmythe (Post 77345)
i wonder how the McCain supporting troops, currently out in the middle east feel now that they are to be commanded by someone they'd prefer not to see in office?

A lot of troops grow tired of the political back and forth. Sure they have their favorites, but they are taught to follow orders from the top down. To them, it's just another day in the office...and they just got a new manager.


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