"This is a historic election. These are difficult times for our country, and I pledge to Senator Obama tonight to do all in my power to help him lead us through the many challenges we face.
"I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together, to find the necessary compromises, to bridge our differences, and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited.
"Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans."
- Senator John McCain, Concession Speech, November 4, 2008
"Senator McCain fought long and hard in this campaign, and he's fought even longer and harder for the country that he loves. He has endured sacrifices for America that most of us cannot begin to imagine. We are better off for the service rendered by this brave and selfless leader."
- President-elect Barack Obama, Victory Speech, November 4, 2008