"Acceptance speech"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Nov 12 03:10:09 UTC 2008

At 11/11/2008 09:27 PM, Mark Mandel wrote:
>Yes, as far as I'm concerned it was his victory speech.

Having been reminded of that phrase, I see Google finds it many times
for this year -- and I suspect one would find it quite often, perhaps
more than "acceptance speech", in the former years of
rough-and-tumble politics.

Perhaps the Times was taking a cue from Obama's talk of
reconciliation, of uniting the country, and being courteous to the losers.


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