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Election Day Speeches

November 5th, 2008 by Rebecca Harper Editor

Before the euphoria of Election Day wears off — I don’t know about you, but I was glued to my TV set until after 1 a.m., watching my state’s results come in — we wanted to let you know that Hulu’s Election ’08 Spotlight page is still around. We’ve added all of the election night commentary clips provided by our partners at MSNBC, as well as the full episode of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s “The Final Endgame Go Time Alpha Action Lift-off Decide-icidal Hungry Man’s Extreme Raw Power Ultimate Voteslam Smackdown ’08 No Mercy: Judgement Day ’08” or, more succinctly (thank you, Jon Stewart), Indecision ’08: America’s Choice.

And while Stewart and Colbert provided an hour of funny coverage last night, two of the best moments all night came from the candidates. Senator John McCain’s concession speech has been called graceful and classy, a dignified way for the war hero step out of the spotlight. As he said, “And I call on all Americans … to believe, always, in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here. Americans never quit. We never surrender. We never hide from history. We make history.”

Shortly thereafter, President-elect Barack Obama appeared before a crowd of 125,000 in Chicago’s Grant Park, delivering a hopeful acceptance speech amid chants of “Yes we can!” and “Obama,” reminding us that “this is our time… to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are one.”

This election cycle has been full of great moments, from profound speeches like these to funnier moments courtesy of our friends at Saturday Night Live. It’s been a long, sometimes bumpy, ride, but it’s been this season’s most riveting drama.

Hope you enjoyed the show,



Last comment: Nov 18th 2008 1 Comment
  • Dane says:

    I’d be very interested to see you make Hulu available on the Wii browser. I like Hulu, but I like Hulu a lot better on the screen in my living room. Please do this so I can generate you more advertising revenue.