McCain Supporters Booing

@donna22 (1120)
November 5, 2008 2:53am CST
I was very disappointed to hear John McCain's supporters booing when he said he had phoned Obama. I think no matter who you voted for you should have respect for who wins because this is who the majority have chosen and Obama has fought a good fight. I would never boo McCain because even though his age is aginst him in my opinion I also respect it and the experience he has. I think booing cheapens the whole thing.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I also thought it was horrible the way that the crowd was booing during McCain's speech. It really shows the intelligence of the members of the audience that were there in front of McCain. It made me wonder why they were booing - because an African American won, or because a Democrat won, or because McCain lost, or because a Republican lost, or what exactly? It was just in very poor taste to be booing like that. Talk about sore losers. I would never boo if McCain had won, or for anything like this. You really have to support the winner of the Presidential election, whether you voted for the winner or not. That is the new President, and the leader of the country. We stand united behind whoever the newly elected President is. I hope those people get past this and help to repair this country. This is the United States of America, not the Divided States of America. Have a nice day and happy myLotting!!!
@donna22 (1120)
5 Nov 08
Out of all the reasons for their booing I hope that it was nothing to do with Obama's race.
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• United States
5 Nov 08
yeahh.. i have experienced and heard ALOT about obamas race...
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
5 Nov 08
It is pretty much expected, at least there wasn't screaming about "terrorist" and other nasty things like there had been during the campaign cycle.
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@roanne05 (1292)
• Oman
5 Nov 08
everybody is entitled to his/her reactions...but, i agree that booing is not a good one...i have nothing against Obama or McCain...but Obama won and it is a fact...the majority had spoken...
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@donna22 (1120)
5 Nov 08
Of course the McCain supporters have the right to be disappointed etc but I think showing this through booing is just downright petty.
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@roanne05 (1292)
• Oman
5 Nov 08
i agree with you my friend!
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I didnt watch the election etc...but did they really? Thats just wrong IMO...Did McCain react to it (the booing) in any way?
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@donna22 (1120)
5 Nov 08
He didnt look happy about it to be fair to him. He said "please, please" and kinda waved his hands at them.
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@irishidid (8732)
• United States
5 Nov 08
It's not unexpected and has happened before. Just people showing their disappointment.
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• United States
5 Nov 08
Give them a break they were deeply disappointed. Sure it was not the right thing to do but this election has really run of a lot of emotions on both sides. They backed who they thought was the better candidate and they lost. It is very upsetting for them. I am sure if Obama had lost that some people would have behaved a little badly too. Give it a little while, bad feelings will calm down. Personally I did not vote for Obama. I am very disappointed that he won. But I will get over it. In fact I am already thinking about the next election. And if the republican party is smart they will do a lot of soul searching and start thinking about it now too.
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• United States
5 Nov 08
Yeah, that is quite rude.
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@deedeehall (1144)
• United States
5 Nov 08
i think mccain was trying to be a good sport and respect the other voters decision .we should respect him back for this
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I agree that it was disheartening when his supporters started booing. But what I was really surprised about is a news story that I heard that said that people at the McCain party in Phoenix didn't have any news on while the results were being played out. They showed a few early states when McCain was winning and then when he started to lose they shut it off. I was very impressed when the peope in Chicago started cheering when Obama was giving his "kudos" to McCain. But if you look at the crowds it was two totally different dynamics. Even before results were announced there seemed to be a different kind of energy at the Obama ceebration.
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@celestos (814)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I guess it is to be expected..imagine if Obama lost what do you think some of his supporters would of done.
@donna22 (1120)
6 Nov 08
Well if they had I would be be saying the exact same thing. You can not justify something like this by saying "oh well. Obama supporters would have done the same." This does not make it OK. The booing only made them look childish and petty and even though I am not a McCain fan I did feel a bit sorry for him because it reflects badly on him and he did look embarrassed by it.
@celestos (814)
• United States
6 Nov 08
You cannot blame people for being upset over their candidate not winning,especially at the level this election has been exposed. Between candiates and media pegging people against each other throughout this race, I think booing is more acceptable then what some of Obamas supporters did throughout the duration of the race.As for Mccain being embarassed maybe,but I think Obama would of been more embarassed if the Black Panthers had shown up if he had lost. Much like they did at voting polls.
@donna22 (1120)
6 Nov 08
I never said that they should not be upset. i just think expressing that through booing is just childish and petty.
• United States
5 Nov 08
I think you are 100% right. I voted for John McCain, but I can respect the new office. I may not agree with everything from either candidate, but I support my country 100%. I was also disappointed in the fact that McCain supports were not "good sports" in the end. It is too bad that we can not come together as Americans. That is what this is all about in the end. If we as a country can come together to fix this we are in trouble. This isn't about one African American man or even one female Alaskan govenor. It is about our children's future and our countyr's welfare. I am glad that you feel this way too, regardless of our parties affiliation.
@donna22 (1120)
6 Nov 08
It is good to hear from a McCain supporter who thinks the booing was wrong. Too many people use the excuse of them being upset etc. Tough is what I say to that. Im sorry but it only made themselves look very low and cheap.
@rsa101 (16726)
• Quezon City, Philippines
6 Nov 08
Well i guess it was an outburst of emotions after knowing that their candidate openly admitted his decision to back out of the election already and tried to call his opponent to congratulate him. I guess its just a way to show the public that he is just playing being a sportsman in this political arena. I think he just did the right manner than griping and creating more havoc.
@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I so agree with you. There is no need for booing... It's time to move on & accept who won & show support no matter what, because the President deserves it. Obama put a good fight up & he is now the President of the United States. Love it or move on.
• United States
5 Nov 08
yes i agree with you. whats done is done, and nobody can change it, so the McCain supporters need to just accept it. Although I support Obama, I still have much respect for McCain. They all worked very hard in the elections, and Obama just got lucky. Today at school was crazy. People were argueing over this situation, and people almost got into fights! It was truly disrespectful when people started saying that Obama would eventually get shot, thats harsh & totally unnecessary. Instead of being complete immature haters, they need to take it and accept it that Obama has won the presidential election.
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
5 Nov 08
That's how election is my friend. When one doesn't win there will be negative. I am a Obama fan (although I cannot vote) but I was equally proud of McCain last night when he conceded. His speech was nice and it was also welcoming after that abusive campaign. I think that his supporters will so get over it and the harmony will come back alive again.