June 27th, 2008
01:59 PM ET
13 years ago

In a place called Unity

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(CNN) - Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton appeared together Friday at a rally in Unity, New Hampshire, a town where they tied in the January primary.

Watch: Obama says Clinton 'rocks'

"We may have started on separate paths ... today our hearts are set on the same destination for America ... to elect Barack Obama as the next president of the United States," Clinton said.

Watch: Clinton praises Obama

"We are one party, we are one America," she added.

The two Democrats walked onstage together to U2's song, "Beautiful Day" as an enthusiastic crowd chanted "Yes we can!"

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soundoff (230 Responses)
  1. saga for Obama

    if you could go back in time 7 years knowing what you know now about Bush...would you still vote for him? well, we know where dear john will take us if he were to win( snow balls chance in hell). stop mccain now so you wont have the regrets we have now

    for those who say you are going to vote for mccaint now then hill in 2012, what makes you think we will have an America in 2012 if mcwar is president?

    June 27, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  2. Brandon

    I hope Howard Dean will not spoil the party with his near authoritarian hold on the jugular of the party.
    Also the fanatics who are yet to know that the winner does not take all.

    June 27, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  3. J. CA

    It was OK. At least they are beginning to come together, which is a good thing. NoClinton for VP. Obama 08

    June 27, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  4. A nightingale Sings in Berkley Square

    Well why not just two girls at the office. You have the dominant female and the girlie man Nice pair don't you think

    He wants to increase the welfare rolls with your tax dollars and she wants everyone whether they need it or not to have health care.

    Very attractive team wouldn't you say. But for me, I'll take J. McCain

    He has experience and leadership qualities rarely found in a US Senator.

    June 27, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  5. jimmy velman

    ADMIRATION FOR HILLARY CLINTON IS VERY MUCH ALIVE WITH HER MILLIONS OF SUPPORTERS.

    June 27, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  6. Republican Joe

    I have no choice but to vote democratic this election. I watch both candidates rallies and I can say that McCain's rallies are so boring, it's like being at a funeral. No body smiling, cheering, and everyone looks like a zombie. With Obama everyone is smiling, cheering, and having a great time. The people in McCain's background are the 36% who are enthusiatic about the candidate and they don't look like it. After going to one of his rallies the people there are probably going to vote for Barack but won't tell anyone.

    June 27, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  7. Jim

    God at first I couldn't stand the thought of seeing HIllary as his VP but wow these 2 look amazing togather, having her as VP would really make this unity one for the history books. Honestly, I'm all for it now!

    June 27, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  8. Xavier, Saint Louis, MO

    That's great! The GOP is shake'n in their shoes!

    YES WE CAN!

    June 27, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  9. Don't buy it

    Hillary supporters, write in Hillary or vote McCain. Don't let the political big wigs bowl you over. Don't let the liberal media feed you dribble. Remember the nastiness Obama used against both Clintons? Remember his race card shenanigans? Now all of a sudden he loves Hillary – dont' believe it for a moment. He just wants your vote so he can become president for all the anti-American liberal apologists.

    NO-BAMA, NO-WAY, NOT-NOW, NOT-EVER!

    June 27, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  10. scott

    This event convinced me she needs to be VP – what a team.

    June 27, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  11. David in Chicago

    To: No more fighting. Let's unite!

    You are correct!! Don't listen to hate/fear/war mongering!! Tactics of the past won't work!! We are UNITY!! All of us!! Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and everyone come together and change this country and change this world!! We can do it!!

    Their are two ways to control people. Fear and de-moralization. Don't give up, don't be afraid, move forward!! You and your vote DO COUNT!!

    June 27, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  12. Roofin Reality, Houston, Tx.

    MCR, not so fast my friend.
    Both Reps and Dems have problems. But the Dems right now are way more likely to stand up and be accounted for vs. the Reps, at least in IDing themselves as a Dem.
    It's early, so we'll see.
    But, if things stay the same as they are now, Senator Obama can win from 272 to 310. Anything over 290 is closing in on a landslide.

    I do believe the popular vote will be a landslide in favor of Obama. But, we can't, and shouldn't, count out Senator McCain yet. I just don't like his campaign, his changes of positions and the fact that even some Reps are advertising that they've (Senator Gordon in Oregeon trying to get reelected) worked with Obama.

    June 27, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  13. wycliffe, NJ

    I would like to have a polite kiss from Hillary not McCain.

    Obama 08

    June 27, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  14. Chuck, Democrats United We Stand

    I must adimit this is the first real good feeling I have had in a very long time. Hillary sounded more honest, sincere and heart felt in her words than I have heard in a very long time. It is time, time for this country to come together under one idea, one process and that is to change the way we as a country take care of our own people. There is an old saying that equates to this, you can not police someone's house if your own house is a disasture, and we are one messed up place right now. Say good bye to the ways of the past 8 years and lets start building towards a greater and better future for all Americans as well as all people of this world.

    June 27, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  15. Matthew

    He needs to put her on the ticket. Over 17 million Americans have already voted for her ans she ran in all 50 states. No one else has that kind of recognition and ability to hit the ground running without having to be introduced to the American people. She immediately puts Arkansas, Kentucky and West Virginia into play, solidifies Ohio and Pennsylvania and gives us a fighting chance again in Florida. She brings back a nice chunk of the Reagan Democrats and helps Obama with seniors, women and Latinos. She knows how to fight Republicans and can go off and do it, leaving Obama to get back on his "hope" and "change" message which he has been diverted from. Plus, her ultimate destiny is tied to his. If he loses – with or without her on the ticket – she will be blamed. That's why she'll work her heart out for him because it ultimately benefits her.

    No other potential VP can bring so much to the table. If he cannot see that, I really question his judgment.

    June 27, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  16. Independent and Happy

    The message of unity is bigger than Obama and Hillary Clinton. The issues are bigger than Obama and Clinton. Therefore, the two candidates needed to put their egos aside to work towards a common goal. They need to work together to change the direction the country is going. The last eight years have been a disgrace.

    June 27, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  17. jfs Memhis, Tn

    YES WE CAN !!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for your support Sen. Clinton........we will help you with your debt as we would any Democratic Family Member. United we help CHANGE this country. Divided we leave a whole lot of Americans without choices or hope. YES WE CAN !!!!!!!!!!

    June 27, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  18. Paula Lacey

    With Obama, American students will be number one in math and science. BO energizes and gets everybody ready to go to work. Americas best days are ahead with BO. He did Herculean feats with his campaign and will do the same for the good old USA. Hillary and Bill are so talented. With them working with BO. Look out world, America will be making a comback! Obama 08

    June 27, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  19. Jim in GA

    Hillary supporters – write in Hillary or vote McCain. Don't let the political big wigs bowl you over. Don't let the liberal media feed you dribble. Remember the nastiness Obama used against both Clintons? Remember his race card shenanigans? Now all of a sudden he loves Hillary – don’t' believe it for a moment. He just wants your vote so he can become president for all the anti-American liberal apologists.

    NO-BAMA, NO-WAY, NOT-NOW, NOT-EVER!

    June 27, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  20. Paula M.

    I thought both Hillary and Barack did what they had to do to obtain unity in the party, but I think he needs to have someone different on the ticket. It would look good for the democratics to have her on the ticket, but the republicans would not vote for her because she has been so polorizing in the past. I also don't think Bill Clinton would agree to being vetted, due to his business overseas with his speaking tour and his library foundation. Hillary could be on his cabinet as one who could make the health care happen for all Americans. She would be an important part of that process that I feel would be very rewarding to her.
    Paula M. CA

    June 27, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  21. Sharon in Florida

    You know she isn't happy about having to back him. I won't be one of the one believing that hype.

    McCain 08!

    June 27, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  22. victor,nj

    TO ALL CLINTON SUPPORTER, IF YOU ARE SO LOYAL WHY DONT YOU HELP HER PAY HER CAMPAIGN DEBT. IF 1 MILLION OUT OF THE 18 MILLION THAT VOTED FOR HER DONATE $20 DOLLARS EACH. THAT WOULD ERASE THE DEBT. USE YOU ENERGY, TIME AND MONEY TOWARD SOMETHING POSITVE RATHER TOWARD A DOOMED AGENDA SUCH AS PUMA.

    June 27, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  23. JB

    Bayousara-

    You are wrong. Hillary's campaign early on claimed it was "a campaign of inevitability". That is a quote. As in it is inevitable that Hillary will become President.

    And you all are bitter. Bitter that you lost. Give me one other reason that you would be so anti obama. Your explaination as it is hs supporters fault is invalid.

    HRC supporters have been awful to Obama. You people claim he stole the election, how? And don' say caucuses, he followoed the rules and won by the rules.

    You crazy cat lady HRC supporters are bitter. You try to claim it was an anti woman agenda that caused it. YOU ARE WRONG. It was an anti Hillary campaign. Unless you believe all woman lie, cheat and act extremely hypocritical.

    Hillary did more to hurt the woman's movement than help. Boo hoo you call on me first all the time. Or (sob sob sob) "it gets hard".

    Or, duck, sniper fire everywhere. She is a terrible person (notice I did not say woman, but person). Where ae her tax returns or her husbands library financials.

    And finally you claim Obama is inexperience. If that is the case then HRC was even more inexperienced. Or does knitting in the white house give you experience?

    June 27, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  24. scotty

    She did her part Iam not sure he really did his and was kinda Arrogant once again but its a personal trait I guess. now nuff of the cheese lets try to won a campain (it will be his first true win) but a win is the prize where after now lets See your proof you have worked for it.

    June 27, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  25. Veronica in Texas

    The Clinton's have always said they would support whomever the Democratic nominee is. Michelle is the one who stated she and Barack might not support Hillary if she got the nomination. Hillary has always expressed love and loyalty to the Democratic party even when the party has not supported her. I am sure it took a lot of pride to stand on stage knowing beside Obama knowing that you are more qualified and have sacrified much more for this got . I for one will not support the Democratic party in the general election. This DNC and media chose Obama with all the negative and outright nasty comments about Hillary and Bill. The level of hartred directed toward the Clinton's was unforgettable. If the Obama supporters represent the "new" Democrats, then this is obviously no longer the party for me.

    June 27, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
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