Nerazumno jako se veselim Obaminoj pobjedi. Svima u mojoj obitelji je jako bilo stalo do toga. Evo, čak smo imali i svečani ručak usred radnog tjedna.
Ovo bilježim da ne padne u prebrzi i nezasluženi zaborav. Evo dva citata iz McCainovog govora u trenutku kad je postalo izvjesno da je novi izabrani predsjednik Barack Obama.
Sen. Obama and I have had and argued our differences, and he has prevailed. No doubt many of those differences remain.
These are difficult times for our country. And I pledge to him tonight to do all in my power to help him lead us through the many challenges we face.
I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together to find the necessary compromises to bridge our differences and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited.
Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans. And please believe me when I say no association has ever meant more to me than that.
I don't know -- I don't know what more we could have done to try to win this election. I'll leave that to others to determine. Every candidate makes mistakes, and I'm sure I made my share of them. But I won't spend a moment of the future regretting what might have been.
This campaign was and will remain the great honor of my life, and my heart is filled with nothing but gratitude for the experience and to the American people for giving me a fair hearing before deciding that Sen. Obama and my old friend Sen. Joe Biden should have the honor of leading us for the next four years.
I would not -- I would not be an American worthy of the name should I regret a fate that has allowed me the extraordinary privilege of serving this country for a half a century.
Today, I was a candidate for the highest office in the country I love so much. And tonight, I remain her servant. That is blessing enough for anyone, and I thank the people of Arizona for it.
Tonight -- tonight, more than any night, I hold in my heart nothing but love for this country and for all its citizens, whether they supported me or Sen. Obama -- whether they supported me or Sen. Obama.
Pita kolega Nemanja, tko će biti (i ima li takvoga) naš Obama. Podjednako važno bi bilo kad bismo dobili i McCaina. U međuvremenu, zadaća za naše buduće kandidate bi bila da razmisle o dva gornja odlomka.