Friday, September 05, 2008


Class--Either You Have It or You Don't

In an earlier post, I compared the gracious congratulation ad, on his website, that John McCain gave Senator Obama on the day of his acceptance speech, to some of the low blows against John McCain contained in that very speech. A loyal Democrat reader chided me for the comparison and assured me that McCain would receive his congratulations and certainly would take some swipes at Obama in his acceptance speech. Here is the speech. Here is what he said about Obama:

Finally, a word to Senator Obama and his supporters. We'll go at it over the next two months. That's the nature of these contests, and there are big differences between us. But you have my respect and admiration. Despite our differences, much more unites us than divides us. We are fellow Americans, an association that means more to me than any other. We're dedicated to the proposition that all people are created equal and endowed by our Creator with inalienable rights. No country ever had a greater cause than that. And I wouldn't be an American worthy of the name if I didn't honor Senator Obama and his supporters for their achievement.

On the other hand, here is what the Obama site contains in the way of congratulations to John McCain:

[Crickets chirping.]

I could repeat the headline, but it's no longer necessary.


Perhaps I was mistaken. Given the attack dog tactics (nice consonance there don't you think?)of the other GOP speakers, I suppose he did not think it necessary.

So you're not disappointed that Obama didn't do the gracious thing and that McCain continued to praise and congratualte Obama and took no swipes? You're OK with that turn of events?
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