I’m listening to John Kerry’s concession speech as I’m writing this post. There’s a very discernible tear in his voice. He’s been quite warm, genuine, and gracious. As with Al Gore in 2000, nothing has become his race so much as his leaving it. I really believe that if either of these guys had campaigned with the same tone and emotion as they had in their concession speeches, they’d have won their elections.
UPDATE: Apparently, I’m not the only one who’s thought this way.