At 11:16 PM Eastern Standard time, John McCain conceded defeat. He did so surprisingly graciously considering the depths to which he and Sarah Palin stooped to smear Barack Obama. I have a thing about dirty campaigning and it upsets me greatly no matter which party commits it. (Which is probably why I prefer not to align myself with either party,) It's the quickest way to lose my vote. However, because I prefer to take the moral high road, I applaud John McCain for his decent and generous concession speech.
I'll address some other thoughts later, but for now, let's just come together and support (please note that I didn't say agree with) the next President of the United States: Barack Obama. May he lead wisely and well! May he fulfill his supporters expectations and surprise the hell out his detractors.
God bless America!