I have to use this article to honour John McCain for what was I think his most honourable speech he has given since the beginning of his campaign in which he conceded the election to Barack Obama. With tears fresh in his eyes, McCain hushed the crowd several times when they booed at the very mention of the name Barack Obama.
McCain asked his supporters to back the new President and come together as a country only to hear boos from the crowd. Deep down I think John McCain has good intentions and I respect him for his kind words toward Barack Obama. I somehow couldn’t see Sarah Palin offering the same respect toward Obama that McCain has offered.
“A little while ago I had the honour of calling Senator Barack Obama to congratulate him… to congratulate him on being elected the next President of the country that we both love. In a contest as long and difficult as this campaign has been, his success alone commands my respect for his ability and perseverance. But that he managed to do so by inspiring the hopes of so many Americans, (who) would once wrongly believe that they had little at stake, or little influence in electing an American President, is something that I deeply admire and commend him for achieving.”
“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 has raised.”
“I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next President our goodwill and our earnest effort to find ways to come together. To find the necessary compromises to bridge our differences, and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited.”
America now has a chance to repair its image in the world, and its injustices within its borders. I offer Barack Obama my hope that he will prove himself to be te honest person of integrity that the US needs.