Where would this nation be if either Al Gore or John Kerry had offered the kind of healing, unity-building concession that was proffered by John McCain last night? I can't answer that, but I can say that it would be a better place than it is right now. Divisiveness takes two, and no losing candidate has been as divisive, outwardly bitter, and harmful to national governance as either Gore or Kerry were.
McCain's honest, heart-felt love for his country first and his party second has started the ball rolling toward the ultimate shared objective of Barack Obama's presidency and the hopeful citizens of a nation and a world. If only we could have been 8 years further along on this path than we presently are...but we are not, and we will do our best to make up for lost time. Thanks to the infectious optimism and hopefulness of both John McCain and Barack Obama, we finally have an opportunity to realize the dream that we all share.