Ex-Rivals Obama, Clinton Appear In Unity Display

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Rivals turned allies, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are making a show of unity in a hamlet named for it. It's their first joint public appearance since the divisive Democratic primary race ended.

"Hello, Unity! Hello, New Hampshire!" Clinton said as she and Obama took the stage together. She said "Unity is not only a beautiful place," but "a wonderful feeling." The New York senator predicted that with unity, the campaign would "end on the steps of the Capitol when Barack Obama takes the oath of office" as president.

As she spoke from a podium, the likely Democratic nominee Obama sat next to her on a stool.

Some 6,0000 people gathered for the event in one of the wide-open fields of the tiny town. Its population is just 1,700.

The venue was carefully chosen: Unity awarded exactly 107 votes to each candidate in the January primary. New Hampshire is considered a battleground state.

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