McCain released defeat reflections (full text), November 4, 2008, the U.S. presidential election has already been announced, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in the general election day (4), leading to a substantial advantage, was elected the first 44 U.S. presidents. Republican candidate John McCain, the evening of 4 in Phoenix, Arizona, published reflections defeat, congratulate Obama, meanwhile, thanked their supporters and urged them to unite and support Obama.
The following is a speech in Phoenix, McCain the full text:
Thank you, my friends. Thank you for this beautiful Arizona evening here.
My friends, we have ended a long journey. Americans have made their choice clearly made their choice.
Not long ago, I am very honored to call Senator Obama to congratulate him victory. Congratulations on his election as the country we all love the new president.
In this protracted and difficult campaign, and his success, I won the respect of his ability and perseverance. However, made me appreciate the fact that he aroused the hopes of hundreds of millions of American people. They had mistakenly thought: in the election of their own role is limited. This is a historic election, I admit: it’s the importance of African-Americans, tonight’s glory will belong to them.
I have always believed, the United States for all the hard work, and who are willing to seize the opportunity, provided the opportunity. Senator Obama believe it. But, we all recognize, even though we have from the previous injustice, but their memory, can still feel the hurt. These injustices, has tarnished the reputation of this country, deprived of some Americans as U.S. citizens should enjoy the blessings.
A century ago, Theodore – President Roosevelt invited Booker-T-Washington, sharing a meal at the White House, which has attracted many people’s anger. However, the United States today, has been away from the cruelty of that era, and the terrible stubborn. No more than an African-American elected U.S. president better prove it. We want no reason all Americans do not value their national identity, cherish this the greatest nation on Earth national identity.
Senator Obama achieve the great goal of his own, but also to achieve the national goals. I applaud him, but also of his beloved grandmother did not live to see this day, and that sincere sympathy. But our faith tells us that she must rest in God, there will surely be the good person she was brought up, proud.
Senator Obama and I have been debates on the many differences, but he eventually won. No doubt, many differences still remain. Our country, now in difficulties, but I promised to him tonight, I will do my best to help him lead us together to meet the many challenges currently facing.
I hope all Americans who supported me, not only to congratulate him and I together, at the same time, but also to our new president, to express our good wishes and our sincere efforts. For everyone, it divided to reach the necessary compromises, to regain our prosperity, in this dangerous world, to defend our security, to our children and grandchildren, to create a more powerful country, let them in this country, better life.
No matter what differences exist, we are all Americans. Tonight, we are disappointed, very normal. But tomorrow, we should get out of this mood, work together to make our country move on. We worked hard, we make our best efforts, although did not reach the target, but this failure is mine, not yours. For had the honor of your support, and all you have done for me, I express deep and sincere gratitude. My friends, I hope the result is not the case. This road, from the beginning, full of hardships, but your support and friendship never wavered, I really can not find any suitable words to express my thanks to you.
I especially want to thank my wife Cindy, my children, my dear mother, and my family, we must also thank those ups and downs in this, always standing on my side of the old friends. I have always been a lucky person, but so far, absolutely nothing, as you can love, and to encourage it, so I feel more fortunate. We all know that the election is the candidate’s family, often even more difficult, in this campaign, the same way. I can compensate, that is my future love, gratitude, and a quiet commitment.
Of course, I am also very grateful Xie Peilin governor, she is the best partner I’ve ever seen one. I would also like to thank her husband, Todi, and their five beautiful children, they cause us made tireless efforts in this campaign, they showed the courage and grace. All of us are looking forward to her future service to better serve Alaska, the Republican Party and our country.
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