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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

McCain Concedes

And there it is. McCain's conceding right now. Obama takes Florida and AP calls the election for the Democrat. Stay tuned for the text of McCain's speech as it becomes available and for Obama's victory speech.

With everything going Obama's way so far tonight, the new talking point for the right might be an argument about the definition of the word "landslide." Either way, Obama will walk into the Oval Office with an honest to God mandate.

UPDATE: As promised, McCain's concession speech. In the end -- and at long last -- McCain opted for some class. A sample:

This is an historic election, and I recognize the special significance it has for African-Americans and for the special pride that must be theirs tonight.

I've always believed that America offers opportunities to all who have the industry and will to seize it. Senator Obama believes that, too.

But we both recognize that, though we have come a long way from the old injustices that once stained our nation's reputation and denied some Americans the full blessings of American citizenship, the memory of them still had the power to wound.


Senator Obama has achieved a great thing for himself and for his country. I applaud him for it, and offer him my sincere sympathy that his beloved grandmother did not live to see this day. Though our faith assures us she is at rest in the presence of her creator and so very proud of the good man she helped raise.

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