[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/08/26/clinton.delegates/art.clinton.01.cnn.jpg caption="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.
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.