MARK WILSON, GETTY IMAGES
November 4, 2008
Republican presidential nominee U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) embraces vice-presidential nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin after they conceded victory during the election night rally at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa on Nov. 4, 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona. U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) defeated McCain by a wide margin in the election to become the first African-American U.S. President elect.