9 August :Hillary Rodham Clinton told an exuberant crowd she wants Barack Obama to win the White House, saying that even though he dashed her Presidential dream he is a better choice to lead America than Republican John McCain.
The speech on Friday was Clinton’s first appearance at a rally for Obama since their ballyhooed June appearance together in Unity, New Hampshire, and follows news that former President Bill Clinton, her husband and one of Obama toughest critics during the combative Democratic primary, will speak on the third night of the party’s national convention.
The developments were a further sign of a thaw in relations between Obama and the Clintons, potentially easing worries within the party that bad feelings from the gruelling primary battle might erupt at the Denver convention later this month.
"Anyone who voted for me or caucused for me has so much more in common with Senator Obama than Sen McCain," Clinton told her cheering audience in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson.
"Remember who we were fighting for in my campaign," she said.She said that "we may have started on two separate paths, but we are on one journey now."
She pointed to key Democratic issues on which Obama and McCain differ US Supreme Court nominations and health care reform, for example, as reasons that her supporters should not cross party lines.
Some of Clinton’s backers have complained loudly about the way the only female candidate was treated during the primaries.
Her supporters have succeeded in getting language into the draft of the Democratic Party platform that says, "We believe that standing up for our country means standing up against sexism and all intolerance." Courtsey : DDINEWS