Clinton calls for backers to support Obama

August 26, 2008 8:47:12 PM PDT
It was a stunning call by Hillary Clinton Tuesday night to move forward and get behind Barack Obama. She claimed center stage, where she seemed to delight in the crowd. The world was watching to see how forcefully and sincerely she called on her democrats to work for Obama's election. Clinton seemed to absolutely rise to the occasion.

"My friends, it is time to take back the country we love. Whether you voted for me or you voted for Barack, the time is now to unite as a single party with a single purpose," Sen. Clinton said.

In an appeal for unity between her supporters and Obama's backers, she said they are all "on the same team" and that they are engaged in a fight that they must win. Clinton said no one can afford to sit on the sidelines.

She said Democrats must prevent a another White House win by Republicans. She said "no way, no how, no McCain." She called McCain a friend, but said the country "doesn't need four more years of the last eight years." She also criticized McCain's stances on women's issues.

Clinton was greeted with a standing ovation. Many of the cheerings Democrats waved white "Hillary" signs.

Clinton also praised Senator Joe Biden, Obama's choice for a running mate. She called Biden a strong leader and a good man who understands economic stresses and world challenges.


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