I watched the speech of both US presidential candidates at Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York, 16 Oct 2008.
They are in real tight fight. Sometimes it went to personal levels. But, here they attended a dinner together just 3 weeks before the election day. And both of them joked each other. Its all laugh everywhere.
They are rivals. They respect each other. End of the day, they are Americans! that feeling is there...
I would say this is one of the proud moments of being in a matured democracy. This is what democracy is all about!!! Blessed nation it is!!!
Wish one day, India also will be like that..
see this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SkFjTCscM4