He offers a heartfelt and generous concession and recognizes the historic nature of Barack Obama’s victory. By calling for support for the new President he once again puts country first. He looks tired and a bit glum as one might imagine after such an arduous journey. He had the great misfortune to be running at the moment in history that was simply not his.
The mention of Sarah Palin lifts the spirits of the crowd. She looks about ready to cry. He lets it be known that her career is far from over.
After all the criticism and venom of the campaign he leaves with a patriotic, high-minded and decent finish.