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Election Night

McCain’s Concession Speech

John McCain took the state shortly after 11 p.m. to concede the election to Barack Obama. “Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans,” he said. “No association has ever meant more to me than that.” The crowd responded to Obama’s name with boos, but McCain was graceful throughout. “It’s natural tonight to feel some disappointment,” he said. “Though we fell short, the failure is mine, not yours,” And, in case there was any doubt: “Obama is my president.”

November 5, 2008 7:10 AM