Thursday, June 9, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Hillary and Barack in Unity, NH (6/27/08)

"She rocks. She rocks."

On this historic Thursday, it's only appropriate that today's "Throwback Thursday" look back to another great day in June eight years ago. Hillary indeed "rocked" back then but she clearly rocks even more today. And so does our amazing president.

I can't wait...I seriously can't see this dream team campaigning together once again. What a great time to be a Hillary supporter, a Democrat and an American!

Via from June 27th, 2008:
In their first public step towards reconciliation following a brutal primary season, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., traveled together to the small town of Unity, New Hampshire for their first joint campaign rally.

The town was symbolically chosen by the Obama campaign for the event because of it's name and because 107 residents voted for Obama and 107 voted for Clinton during the primaries.

"Well, Unity is not only a beautiful place as we can see, it's a wonderful feeling isn't it?" Clinton said, standing beside Obama before 4,000 people.

"And I know when we start here in this field in Unity, we'll end on the steps of the Capitol when Barack Obama takes the oath of office as our next president."

Clinton addressed any of her backers who are considering voting for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.,: "I strongly urge you to reconsider."

Of Obama, she said, "I know that he'll work for you. He'll fight for you, and he'll stand up for you every single day in the White House," Clinton said, calling Obama "a leader who invests in our future."

When it was his turn at the podium, Obama praised his former rival's dedication and tenacity.

"For 16 months, Senator Clinton and I have shared the stage as rivals for the nomination, but today I could not be happier and more honored and more moved that we're sharing this stage as allies to bring about the fundamental changes that this country so desperately needs," Obama said.

"Hillary and I may have started with separate goals in this campaign, but we made history together," he said. "I've admired her as a leader, I've learned from her as a candidate. She rocks. She rocks. That's the point I'm trying to make," Obama said as the crowd cheered.
Full video of both speeches can be found here.


  1. he made the comparison that Ginger Rodgers noted and that has been quoted, the same steps but backwards and wearing high heels. And he mentioned he has daughters. It was sort of awkward and very very sweet. I think he had to beg her to take SOS, he had to use her patriotism, which always works with her, her diagnosis is 'pathological public servant.' She's a sap for being needed.

    Cool day, it seems Elizabeth will be endorsing Hillary in a few minutes on Maddow's show. She'll explain to Maddow, who I believe will listen.

    I heart Barack and Michelle.

    1. I heart Barack and Michelle too! History will be extremely kind to them both.