I was born in 1965. In that decade, black Americans could not vote. There were white's and colored's drinking fountains. People were beaten for striving for civil rights. People faced fire hoses and dogs. People were willing to face death. People were killed.
Today, a black man was elected President of the United States. I don't care what side of the political spectrum you are on, that is a sign of the extraordinary growth of a people. I'd love to have eloquent words to say tonight. I have none.
I've never been brought to tears over an election, even those I've worked on. Tonight, history has been made. I've never been prouder to be an American.
McCain's concession speech was pure class.