Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton took the first step together in uniting the Democrat party since the divisive Democratic primary race ended, with a joint appearance on Friday in the aptly named New Hampshire town of Unity.
Around 6,000 people gathered in one of the wide-open fields of the tiny town of 1,700 citizens. In the town of Unity during the New Hampshire primary in January, 107 residents voted for Barack Obama and 107 voted for Hillary Clinton.
Hilary Clinton spoke first where she urged her supporters to unite behind Obama. We have gone toe-to-toe, but today and every day going forward, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder for the ideals we cherish and the country we love,' she said.
Today, our paths have merged. Today our hearts are set on the same destination for America. Today we are coming together for the same goal -- to elect Barack Obama as the next president of the United States.
Clinton referred to the primary race as spirited because we both care so much.
We are one party, we are one America and we are not going to rest until we take back our country and put it once again on the path to peace, prosperity and progress in the 21st Century.