Let’s transcend politics and look at the arc of history today. The hard work will come – but for now, I wish to revel in some starry-eyed honeymooning. No matter who you voted for, here are some reasons to be proud of your country today:
Senator John McCain’s Call For Unity
Senator McCain’s concession speech was the most gracious and patriotic concession I have ever heard. While his crowd seemed to want almost none of it, he – and most of his supporters – are better than that. This is the man I was excited about in 2000. Had he run like this – had he been this guy all year – and avoided the neocons who sunk their claws into him, we’d very possibly be looking at a different outcome today. I continue to believe – as I always have and as I have said publicly loud and often – that John McCain is a good man who wants the best for his nation. It wasn’t particularly obvious these last few months, and that was tragic. This speech – and the action that will undoubtedly follow it – serves as a powerful exclamation point on a distinguished career.