Obama won. The tendency, of course, was for the media to focus on his acceptance speech. Some people at the office watched him on CNN and were so wowed by the new President-elect. Within the same day, I even received a transcript of his speech. Even if it was against my nature to shun long non-work-related emails, I read it.
I thought Obama's speechwriter was really, really very good. Let's get real. It wasn't the half-black guy but the writer! Yes, Obama has charisma. His delivery, however, needed a few improvements. For one, he sounded monotonous and kept on bombarding and bombarding. He needs to develop on his inflection more, I tell you. But then, who am I? He's the new President of the US of A! Screw me!
Now let's look at the other side - poor ol' man John McCain. He had to deliver a speech that was a lot more difficult to deliver than Obama's. Accepting defeat, that's hard. I watched him on TV and found it classy and gracious of the old man.