Thursday, November 06, 2008

YouTube Thursday: Speeches

McCain's Concession Speech

I've got to say that McCain did a really great job with this speech. He was gracious, considerate, and really showed the man that I remember seeing back in 2000.

Obama's Acceptance Speech

Obama did excellently as well. I thought the highest point of the whole speech was the end, when he brought up 106-year-old Anne Nixon Cooper, born the generation after slavery, who saw so much of American history happen.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

McCain's entire campaign was a concession speech.

Phil said...

I don't think I'd go quite that far.

kokomo said...

I have to compare the faces in the crowd . . . the relatively few people that were there for McCain's concession speech was all white that I could see. There were probably black people there but it surely wasn't obvious. In contrast, there were (thousands) people of every size, color, shape, & age in Obama's crowd. THIS is what America is supposed to look like! I was proud!

Cory said...

I can't remember who said it, but I heard some pundit muse that "Bush's handlers" had already packed it in, so we actually saw John McCain in his concession speech rather than GOP-Robot McCain. I like John better.

As for Mr. Obama's speech, I really appreciated the somber tone. I heard that he put the kibosh on a fireworks display that had been planned in honor of the occasion. The lack of a celebratory attitude helped convince me that he's in this to actually help the nation. I hope that's not an act (and I don't think it is).

These are interesting times we live in.

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