Saturday, June 07, 2008

Obama reacts to Clinton speech

Seriously at times I wonder about our media, exactly what would be expected for Obama to say about Hillary Clinton's speech? Is anyone surprised that he stated:
"Obviously, I am thrilled and honored to have Senator Clinton's support. But more than that, I honor her today for the valiant and historic campaign she has run. She shattered barriers on behalf of my daughters and women everywhere, who now know that there are no limits to their dreams. And she inspired millions with her strength, courage and unyielding commitment to the cause of working Americans. Our party and our country are stronger because of the work she has done throughout her life, and I'm a better candidate for having had the privilege of competing with her in this campaign. No one knows better than Senator Clinton how desperately America and the American people need change, and I know she will continue to be in the forefront of that battle this fall and for years to come."

They have the "unity" hats on now, an email from Howard Dean just a few moments ago continues with the "we are family" theme part of which:
Over the next few weeks and months, our family will reunite. It starts today, and I'm asking for your help. Reach out to your friends and family, your neighbors and coworkers, and anyone else who may have fought hard for what they believed in. Bring them in and remind them that we're a family -- that together, we can bring about fundamental change and elect a Democratic president.

We have to be unified if we're going to bring universal health care to America's families, to help fight global climate change, to ensure a woman's right to make her own medical decisions, and to end the war in Iraq.

We have to be unified if we're going to put a Democrat back in the White House.

It's going to be interesting to see what happens during the next few weeks and how long the message of unity will continue. Having lived through national and local times of "unity" the truest test of sincerity is yet to come.

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