What a beautiful call for unity. "[W]e have never been a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America... And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn – I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your President too."
John McCain's concession speech was extraordinarily gracious. "Today, I was a candidate for the highest office in the country I love so much. And tonight, I remain her servant. That is blessing enough for anyone," before he concluded with "I wish Godspeed to the man who was my former opponent and will be my president."
If he had shown just half of that in the last few weeks - and if Lehman hadn't filed for bankruptcy on September 15th - this truly historic moment may not have come to pass.