Today the world knows the next U.S. President, its Barack Obama. I was not so very keen on following the US elections amidst the global financial meltdown. It was not of great interest to me. Today I happen to see the acceptance speech by Obama and the McCain’s final word of thanks to the supporters. Boy, this is what I love to see in India. I wish to see such an episode in my life happening in Indian Soil before I breathe my last.
Barack Obama wins the election and gives respect for the fellow American who was his opponent. Wow!!! Isn’t that wonderful? I loved it. I have not seen once also in Indian political arena such a thing. I have seen people take names and play games but not once like this. I was stunned seeing it. I don’t have words to express myself about the whole episode. It was such a kind gesture.
John McCain loses the election and still gives respect for Obama though his supporters don’t approve it. He tells them that it is the decision of the US people and he approves the same. Wow!! That was simply the best statement I ever heard. He says Barack is now my President and I will support him in whatever capacity I can. He says to the supporters gathered, “the failure is mine, not yours”. That was really moving. I have not seen people accepting their failure such graciously. Hats off to John McCain.
Over here in India, people will be just waiting to pull each other down, where as in US, the nation comes first and the rest later. I was wondering whether will I see such a thing in india where two big giants like Sonia Gandhi and Lal Krishna Advani speak so high of each other and vow to support each other in order to uplift my beloved motherland. I know I am dreaming and I am sure some day it might happen.
I know that even in US back biting happens and leaders might not be all that good. What I like is they are being honest with what they say. McCain says he is upset being on the losing side and congratulates Obama for winning. I don’t know how many can even acknowledge it. I think John and Barack both candidates deserved to win, John was not the right candidate for this year because of Mr. Bush who ensured that Republicans don’t win and it happened. They both speak well. I really don’t know what their intension’s are and how they will shape the US history in the future.
Both their speeches were just wonderful. Here are the link for the same. I think you ought to watch it.
Barack Obama’s Speech:
John McCain’s Speech: