Sen. McCain has just delivered his victory speech. It was gracious and eloquent, the only negative being that he read it.
But here’s the thing that struck me: McCain devoted part of his speech (and not just a passing reference) to the war on terror and, in particular, to winning it. That’s not something I recall hearing in the victory speeches of Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee, nor would I expect to hear it from Hillary Clinton should she pull out a win tonight.
McCain operates at a level of seriousness that the rest of the field struggles, usually unsuccessfully, to match. That’s why, for all the things I disagree with McCain about, I don’t find myself terribly disappointed by tonight’s result.
JOHN adds: Paul, of course, is a serious observer. Here is how a non-serious observer, NBC News, covered McCain’s speech:
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