Thomas Dewey Concession Speech. Dewey now governor of New York was a favorite in 1940 won the nomination in 1944 lost to Roosevelt and was again the front-runner. In the morning he awoke confused.
Nixon also thought of 1948 Republican candidate Thomas Dewey who the press inaccurately predicted had won the election over Harry Truman and who still gave a gracious concession speech following the confusion. My heartiest congratulations to you on your election and every good wish for a successful administration. Address Accepting the Presidential Nomination at the Republican National Convention in Chicago Illinois.
There needs to be a ceremonial recognition of an end Ultimately the concession isnt about the losing candidate accepting the loss its about their supporters accepting it.
Thomas Dewey 1948 after his loss to Harry S. I deeply feel the responsibility which goes with your nomination for President of the United States at this grave hour of our nations history. Thomas Dewey 1948 after his loss to Harry S. My heartiest congratulations to you on your election and every good wish for a successful administration.