Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Letting Bygones Be Bygones

Yesterday John McCain met with Barack Obama in Chicago for about 90 minutes to discuss (what else?) politics and the like. It was the first time they've met with each other since the election two weeks ago. I'm glad they seem to be getting along well now (although now that I think about it, they didn't seem to totally hate each other during the campaign, which is a good thing). I was very impressed with McCain's concession speech on Election Night; it was gracious and he said just the right things. I think I would be a little bit more of a sore loser if I'd put all that time, money, and effort into campaigning for so long. Then again, maybe it wasn't such a bad thing to lose this race. Being President of the U.S. is an extremely challenging, difficult, and even dangerous job. Maybe McCain is a little relieved!

10 comments:

Donna said...

What the..? Has anyone else been seeing weird things happening on your blog? Like right now, my list of blogs down below is gone, and the friends list over on the right is out of order without the updates info. Leaving a comment is in a different format, and blogs have been slow to pop up. Maybe they're doing maintenance or something. Just as long as they don't delete all of our blogs!

Donna said...

Hmmm, two minutes later and everything seems to be fixed. Weird! Okay, I'll stop leaving comments for myself now!

Kristina P. said...

I'm glad that they seem to be working in unison. McCain appears to be very gracious.

Lorie said...

That is a good picture. I voted for McCain, but now Barack is my BFF because he is following me on Twitter!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I'm interested to see if anything comes of this meeting. And, seriously, at McCain's age, you'd think he'd want to enjoy life and little and not take on the extremely difficult job of being president. So, perhaps in some ways he was relieved.

Laura said...

That would be such an interesting meeting. To be a fly on the wall--------what I wouldn't give!

buffyvandabailey said...

I was glad to hear that McCain will be running again in 2010. I liked him better as a senator than as a presidential candidate. I think that he could play a VERY important role for Republicans in this new political climate.

Wendyburd1 said...

Is it true about Hilary accepting? Yeesh!!

I would be pissy if I spent THAT kind of money and lost, I can be SUCH a sore loser! LOL

dougandcheryl said...

I agree. I think that both have handled themselves really well since the election and McCain probably was more disapointed than he let on. I'm sure it's one of those bittersweet things.... sad he didn't win but then there are so many things to be grateful to not have to give up, be blamed for, etc. that go along with being Pres.

Sarah Laurence said...

McCain has been gracious and even funny in his concession. Did you hear him say on TV: "I'm sleeping like a baby now. I fall asleep and wake up every 2 hours to cry."

Obama and McCain seem on good terms now. I've been impressed how Obama has been reaching across the aisle to build his cabinet/adivors and to Clinton too. He seems determined to bring people together. That's a good sign.

I wish there was a way to campaign without spending so much money. It seems like such a waste in these hard economic times.