Reason to Smile

November 5, 2008 at 12:34 am 6 comments

As a Republican I can’t help but be disappointed by the outcome of tonight’s election. I’m listening to John McCain deliver a classy concession speech. He did a nice job of addressing the significance of Obama’s win. This is one of the best speeches I’ve heard him give during the whole campaign.

A concession speech should leave the losing party just as proud of their nation as they would have been had they won. “Believe in the promise and greatness of America.”

A key line- “offer our next president our good will.” I can and will do this. This is not to say I will give on those significant and key areas where I disagree with our President-elect. I can and will give him my goodwill.

If you haven’t heard his speech, google the transcript. It is a model for graceful concessions. I am very happy to have supported Senator John McCain.

On a related note, there was an earlier shot of a tearful Jesse Jackson awaiting the big celebration in Grant Park in Chicago. In spite of strong personal feelings about his character, I am happy for him.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Seth  |  November 5, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    I wonder if JJ still wants to “cut his *&$^ off”? The tearful hypocrisy should fool no one. Ol’ JJ wants a place at the table, otherwise he and non-reverand Al Sharpton are out of work.

  • 2. Massimo  |  November 5, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Some of us found reasons other than the Presidential race to smile. Congratulations, Dad.

  • 3. lowdogg  |  November 5, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Who is Dad?

  • 4. Massimo  |  November 5, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Dad is the first member of my family elected to the Utah Legislature since 1891. The last time Utah wasn’t even a state.

  • 5. Lowdogg  |  November 6, 2008 at 8:11 am

    Congrats. Very cool, and a much better reason to smile.

  • 6. lemare  |  November 10, 2008 at 2:28 am

    Congrats, Massimo! This is tremendous news!


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