John McCain delivered his teary-eyed concession speech in Arizona to what I observed to be a mostly white audience who vociferously booed when he congratulated Obama. Afterwards, Obama's acceptance speech was made in Chicago to an audience that reflects our America-an America of all generations and races . Interestingly, the Chicago crowd, which constituted about 125,000 people, reacted much differently to Obama's reference to McCain. They began to cheer when Obama mentioned him. I found that so very striking and reflective of the sense of good will that Obama and his followers have for his former running mate.
By far, this historical night reinforces the belief that in America, any dream is possible to fulfill.