On the right side of the spectrum, supporters of Senator John McCain were severely disappointed.
“Things could be worse,” said Spencer Gales, 22. Biology. “At least we get to see Sarah Palin’s talk show now.”
After the election results proved to be in favor of Obama, McCain graciously delivered a concession speech in Arizona, during which he thanked his family and supporters and expressed his respect for Obama.
“My friends, we have come to the end of a long journey. The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly,” McCain said. “A little while ago, I had the honor of calling Senator Barack Obama to congratulate him on being elected the next president of the country that we both love.”
At this point, McCain’s supporters voiced their disapproval via a series of boos and verbal profanity, including one highly-audible “Bulls***.”
McCain simply put his hands out and gestured for silence with a single “please.”
He then continued by saying, “This is an historic election. I recognize the special significance it has for African-Americans, for the special pride that must be theirs tonight…I’ve always believed that America offers opportunities to all who have the industry and will to seize it. Senator Obama believes that, too.”