John McCain’s victory speech

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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