The concession speech: A translation

  • Article by: STEPHEN L. CARTER , Bloomberg View
  • Updated: November 6, 2012 - 11:04 PM

After the outcome is sure, one presidential candidate will concede. What he will say and what he will mean are two different things.

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pitythefoolsNov. 5, 12 7:55 PM

There will be no concession speech. As soon as the results are made official, the lawsuits will start. "The court shouldn't have overturned our voter suppression legislation!" "It was the storm, the east coast needs to re-vote because of the storm!" Obama will be in office for years before the Republican lawsuits are settled, and Obama declared the winner. Will that then give him 2+ terms?

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furguson11Nov. 6, 12 7:16 AM

This piece is little negative in my view. I'd like to think that for about 5 minutes anyone can be gracious.

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dlhoff16Nov. 6, 12 8:50 AM

I look forward to Romney's concession speech tonight.

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jpcooperNov. 6, 12 9:00 AM

I'm sure Obamas concession speech will be very good as long as he has his teleprompter

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traderbillNov. 6, 12 9:30 AM

If Romney is elected will Obama, Biden or some other Democrat leader say: our goal is to make sure that Mitt Romney is a one-term President? Not hardly and the VP won't fake a back injury so he doesn't have to stand as Dick Cheney did. Cheney doesn't get it: he was to stand up for the office...not the man.

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truth365Nov. 6, 12 9:35 AM

Your vision of America is nauseating. Please relocate your news agency to somewhere in France or Russia where you can feel good about all the news.

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steavis61067Nov. 6, 12 9:42 AM

Thanks for the levity after a long campaign. I long for regular commercials to start up again.

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guffmanNov. 6, 12 9:51 AM

The sooner Obama concedes, the better for all. He could start now and claim the mantle of leadership for once. Good riddence.

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firefight41Nov. 6, 12 3:40 PM

I wonder if Obama's concession speech will put the blame on Bush for not getting re-elected?

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