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As a black man, I never thought I would see a day like this. I will shed many tears tonight because I know this is only the beginning to a dream. We will rise as a nation. I can feel in the soil beneath me. I know others don't feel the same but the future will tell the tale. GOD BLESS AMERICA and GOD BLESS ALL!
 

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As a black man, I never thought I would see a day like this. I will shed many tears tonight because I know this is only the beginning to a dream. We will rise as a nation. I can feel in the soil beneath me. I know others don't feel the same but the future will tell the tale. GOD BLESS AMERICA and GOD BLESS ALL!
Well said. Congratulations to you, to myself, and all of us, not only in America, but across the world. America has made me proud today, I sincerely think we have chosen the best candidate for the job. It's been a long time coming, a journey that is not yet over, Obama will prove America right. Against all odds
 

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This isn't just a Democarat, Repubican, Black, Latino, White, or Mexican thing; this is an American and a world united thing. The sooner people realize, the quicker we can go to work at improving our nation and this world together :thumbsup: I'm truely proud to be an American right now. YES WE CAN!!!
 

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YES WE DID, I know a lot of guys here don't belive in this man, but like Senator Mcaiin said last night, it's time for all of us to come together, put our differences aside and help this man help us, for those who belive in God, belive it is his will and he will guide this man to what ever needs to be done, no rubbing it in, there's a bright future up ahead for all of us......:thumbsup:
 

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As a black man, I never thought I would see a day like this. I will shed many tears tonight because I know this is only the beginning to a dream. We will rise as a nation. I can feel in the soil beneath me. I know others don't feel the same but the future will tell the tale. GOD BLESS AMERICA and GOD BLESS ALL!
Well said. We have been waiting for this day to come for a very long time. My father called me last night after Obama spoke. And he made me realize why this was so special for him and his generation. He came up in the time during riots and segragated places. Whites only bathrooms and water fountains. And for the first time in my life I felt accepted by this country. I thought to myself that if this country can elect a black man as there president then they can accept me as just a citizen. I felt confident that my 9 month old son will live during a better time and better world than I was raised in. I had no choice but to shed a tear for that.
 

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Some people gotta get it together, George Bush is going to be out of the White House in less than 3 months! And going to be replaced by a man who cares about our opinions and our future. McCain was more gracious to Obama than some folks I've seen and heard from. If this historical event doesn't inspire one a little bit, I feel sorry for you.
 

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Some people gotta get it together, George Bush is going to be out of the White House in less than 3 months! And going to be replaced by a man who cares about our opinions and our future. McCain was more gracious to Obama than some folks I've seen and heard from. If this historical event doesn't inspire one a little bit, I feel sorry for you.
I never said I hated Obama like HUGO seems to think and I am not afraid of change. I just don't think its going to be as drastic as people think and some of his changes I don't agree with. Like I have said many times in the past, I am a registered democrat and this is the first time I have voted Republican(only my 2nd time voting). I also think people who call me racist because I voted McCain are all that bright. McCain is a very very patriotic man and a very humble man as you can see in his speech last night. Not a racist bone in his body or one in mine. So again, to call me racist because I voted McCain just makes you come off as a dope. Your better than that HUGO.
 

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I never said I hated Obama like HUGO seems to think and I am not afraid of change. I just don't think its going to be as drastic as people think and some of his changes I don't agree with. Like I have said many times in the past, I am a registered democrat and this is the first time I have voted Republican(only my 2nd time voting). I also think people who call me racist because I voted McCain are all that bright. McCain is a very very patriotic man and a very humble man as you can see in his speech last night. Not a racist bone in his body or one in mine. So again, to call me racist because I voted McCain just makes you come off as a dope. Your better than that HUGO.
Ive seen several comments youve made in reference to the election Matty, and not for 1 sec did I think you were racist, I dont see how others have. You may have different views than alot of us here on the sight (Obama supporters), but youve always been from what I read, politically correct and unracist (<--is that a word? :laugh:)
 

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And cmon people , we should all be aware that Change is not going to happen in 1 or 2 yrs, its going to take time but I believe we have a bright future ahead of us.
 

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cool. now lets just sit back and watch all the change happen...
My thoughts exactly.

Yeap sit your ass down, and take off that hood, cause as much as it burns you it will happen nice and slowly..:laugh:
Uncalled for.

And cmon people , we should all be aware that Change is not going to happen in 1 or 2 yrs, its going to take time but I believe we have a bright future ahead of us.
Its going to take longer than that. I dont care whether obama is black or white or whatever. He's being hyped as the best president ever and he hasn't even been in office yet. I'll determine his presidency in 4 years, just like every other president should be.
 

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The man doesnt sound racist to me.

November 4, 2008
Transcript
McCain’s Concession Speech

The following is a transcript of Senator John McCain’s Concession Speech in Phoenix, Ariz, as provided by Federal News Service.

SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN: Thank you. Thank you, my friends. (Cheers, applause.) Thank you for coming here on this beautiful Arizona evening. (Cheers, applause.)

My friends, we have -- we have come to the end of a long journey. The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly. A little while ago, I had the honor of calling Senator Barack Obama -- (boos) -- to congratulate him -- (boos) -- please -- 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 millions of Americans who had once wrongly believed that they had little at stake or little influence in the election of an American president is something I deeply admire and commend him for achieving.

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.

A century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt's invitation of Booker T. Washington to visit -- to dine at the White House was taken as an outrage in many quarters. America today is a world away from the cruel and prideful bigotry of that time. There is no better evidence of this than the election of an African American to the presidency of the United States. Let there be no reason now -- (cheers, applause) -- let there be no reason now for any American to fail to cherish their citizenship in this, the greatest nation on Earth. (Cheers, applause.)

Senator Obama has achieved a great thing for himself and for his country. I applaud him for it, and offer in 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.

Senator Obama and I have had and argued our differences, and he has prevailed. No doubt many of those differences remain. These are difficult times for our country, and I pledge to him tonight to do all in my power to help him lead us through the many challenges we face.

I urge all Americans -- (applause) -- I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and 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.

Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans. And please believe me when I say no association has ever meant more to me than that. (Cheers, applause.)

It is natural -- it's natural tonight to feel some disappointment, but tomorrow we must move beyond it and work together to get our country moving again. We fought -- we fought as hard as we could.

And though we fell short, the failure is mine, not yours.

AUDIENCE: No!

MR. MCCAIN: I am so --

AUDIENCE: (Chanting.) John McCain! John McCain! John McCain! John McCain! John McCain! John McCain!

SEN. MCCAIN: I am so deeply grateful to all of you for the great honor of your support and for all you have done for me. I wish the outcome had been different, my friends. The road was a difficult one from the outset. But your support and friendship never wavered. I cannot adequately express how deeply indebted I am to you.

I am especially grateful to my wife, Cindy, my children, my dear mother -- (cheers, applause) -- my dear mother and all my family and to the many old and dear friends who have stood by my side through the many ups and downs of this long campaign. I have always been a fortunate man, and never more so for the love and encouragement you have given me.

You know, campaigns are often harder on a candidate's family than on the candidate, and that's been true in this campaign. All I can offer in compensation is my love and gratitude, and the promise of more peaceful years ahead. (Laughter.)

I am also -- I am also, of course, very thankful to Governor Sarah Palin, one of the best campaigners I have ever seen. (Cheers, applause.) One of the best campaigners I have ever seen --

AUDIENCE: (Chanting.) Sarah! Sarah!

MR. MCCAIN: -- and an impressive new voice in our party for reform and the principles that have always been our greatest strength. (Cheers, applause.) Her husband Todd and their five beautiful children -- (cheers, applause) -- with their tireless dedication to our cause, and the courage and grace they showed in the rough-and- tumble of a presidential campaign. We can all look forward with great interest to her future service to Alaska, the Republican Party and our country. (Cheers, applause.)

To all my campaign comrades, from Rick Davis and Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter, to every last volunteer who fought so hard and valiantly month after month in what at times seemed to be the most challenged campaign in modern times, thank you so much. A lost election will never mean more to me than the privilege of your faith and friendship.

I don't know -- I don't know what more we could have done to try to win this election. I'll leave that to others to determine. Every candidate makes mistakes, and I'm sure I made my share of them. But I won't spend a moment of the future regretting what might have been.

This campaign was and will remain the great honor of my life. And my heart is filled with nothing but gratitude for the experience and to the American people for giving me a fair hearing before deciding that Senator Obama and my old friend Senator Joe Biden should have the honor of leading us for the next four years.

AUDIENCE MEMBERS: No!

AUDIENCE MEMBER: You deserve more!

AUDIENCE MEMBERS: (Chanting off mike.)

MR. MCCAIN: Please. Please.

I would not -- I would not be an -- an American worthy of the name, should I regret a fate that has allowed me the extraordinary privilege of serving this country for a half a century. Today, I was a candidate for the highest office in the country I love so much. And tonight, I remain her servant. That is blessing enough for anyone and I thank the people of Arizona for it. (Cheers, applause.)

AUDIENCE: (Chanting.) USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

SEN. MCCAIN: Tonight -- tonight, more than any night, I hold in my heart nothing but love for this country and for all its citizens, whether they supported me or Senator Obama -- whether they supported me or Senator Obama, I wish Godspeed to the man who was my former opponent and will be my president.

And I call on all Americans, as I have often in this campaign, to not despair of our present difficulties but to believe always in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here.

Americans never quit. We never surrender. (Cheers, applause.) We never hide from history, we make history. (Cheers, applause.)

Thank you, and God bless you, and God bless America. (Cheers, applause.) Thank you all very much. (Cheers, applause.)
 

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Its going to take longer than that. I dont care whether obama is black or white or whatever. He's being hyped as the best president ever and he hasn't even been in office yet. I'll determine his presidency in 4 years, just like every other president should be.
You're right it's going to take time for America to become a great nation again, but there's no hype behind Barack, just people who finally beleive in their President. And who said that Barack was already the best, because I disagree with that as well. Finally we have a president that majority of the people proudly beleive in.
 

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I never said I hated Obama like HUGO seems to think and I am not afraid of change. I just don't think its going to be as drastic as people think and some of his changes I don't agree with. Like I have said many times in the past, I am a registered democrat and this is the first time I have voted Republican(only my 2nd time voting). I also think people who call me racist because I voted McCain are all that bright. McCain is a very very patriotic man and a very humble man as you can see in his speech last night. Not a racist bone in his body or one in mine. So again, to call me racist because I voted McCain just makes you come off as a dope. Your better than that HUGO.
I hope you posted my quote by accident or you've got some built up guilt to defend, because in my post it no where states a name, race, color or creed, so enough with the race talk. I don't care if you're democrat or republican you have a right to vote for McCain and McCain is a very patriotic man and had a great conceding speech last night. But McCain isn't a peachy clean guy that you're picturing him as. The right man won last night, and I'm ready to get to work in helping this nation to become what it used to be. So the next time you read my post, read it as it is and stop putting words in my mouth.
 
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