August 27th, 2008
07:17 AM ET
5 years ago

Some Clinton delegates say they'll heed unity call

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Democrats to back her former rival for the presidency, Sen. Barack Obama.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Democrats to back her former rival for the presidency, Sen. Barack Obama.

DENVER, Colorado (CNN) - Before Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's address to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, many in the party - including the delegates she had won - were looking for her to preach unity.

Some who witnessed her speech said she had done the job.

"You would have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to have the feeling of party unity after the speech Hillary Clinton gave," said Ginny Vickie, a Clinton delegate from Kansas.

Watch: Clinton stands behind Barack Obama

Clinton made a case to supporters that they should unite behind Sen. Barack Obama, who became the party's presumptive presidential nominee after a long primary battle and is expected to accept the nomination on Thursday.

"Whether you voted for me or voted for Barack, the time is now to unite as a single party with a single purpose," Clinton said Tuesday night.

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  1. gt

    that speech is why she should be our pick... obama...no way ,no how ,no more ,,, mcain 08 clinton 12

    August 27, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  2. Mary

    Obama go home...you are a fraud!

    August 27, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  3. Sharon

    The people who voted Against Obama in the Primaries, Still do not want Obama.

    Whether Hillary Backs him or not. The People, the Democratic voter does not want Obama.

    The Reasons the voters did not choose Obama are very Sound and Good reasons not to vote for him.

    More and more voters realizing Obama is not ready, able, capable, not mature enough, Not strong enough, Not knowledgeable enough to be a President of this Nation.

    Mr Obama has displayed on a vast amount of occasions Bad Judgement. In what he has done and what he has failed to do.

    Mr Obama Has Proven his loyalty and concerns and interest are himself, his Image, his stardom, His making History.

    He has lied about his own family, All of his closest personal friends showing Lack of Honor, poor Character, having no values.

    Mr Obama has said many things that does not mean they are true, right or if he can do anything about it. He has proven, He goes against what he says an extreme amount of the time.

    Mr Obama is in search of being loved and admired and getting Attention. To prove to himself he can do what his father failed to do, and to make History. Not the Time or place for that in Being a President.

    Mr obama can give a speech, and a uncanny way to manipulate minds which probably should be illegal.

    August 27, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  4. Rick FL

    Thank you, Hillary–great job last night. There is too much at stake to put another Republican in the White House, who will continue the Bush doctrine with McCain.

    "No way, no how, no McCain"

    Obama / Biden '08

    Hillary Clinton for Supreme Court!

    August 27, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
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