McCain Graciously Concedes
Senator warmly congratulates Obama, calls for national unity
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2008 11:55 PM CST

(Newser) – John McCain ended his long fight for the presidency with a generous concession speech, warmly congratulating Barack Obama and hailing a historic moment for America. “I wish Godspeed to the man who was my former opponent and will be my president,” McCain told a crowd of supporters in Arizona, the Wall Street Journal reports.

McCain shushed boos from the audience and urged his supporters to move beyond disappointment, to offer their new president good will, and to find ways to come together to strengthen America. "I won't spend a moment of the future regretting what might have been," he said. "This campaign was the great honor of my life."