I’m not going to bother to discuss the last night’s speeches by Senators McCain and Obama. But Brendan has a great commentary:
As Christina and I listened to the speech we kept waiting for Senator Clinton, the losing candidate, to say â€œâ€¦and the best way to achieve these goals today is to unify our party and support the winner of the Democratic Primary, Senator Barack Obama.â€ We never heard those words: instead, we watched the losing candidate try to upstage the winning candidate. And this person wants to be vice-president? She doesnâ€™t even have the class to bow out gracefully, how could she be expected to embrace an office charitably described as â€œnot worth a bucket of warm pissâ€ without constantly upstaging the President? It was a classless and tasteless move. I donâ€™t know what the hell she was thinking.
The difference between the two speeches was stark: where Clinton riled up her supporters with implications that sheâ€™s not done yet (she certainly didnâ€™t concede) by arguing that she got the popular vote (which again, isnâ€™t whatâ€™s important in the primary), Mr. Obama was gracious in victory . . . .