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Clinton asks South Florida Democrats to unite



Recognizing her deep support in South Florida, Sen. Hillary Clinton urged those who supported her in the Primary to vote for Sen. Barack Obama in November.

"I know we had a hard fought campaign during the campaign season. . .I think it was good for the Democratic party. . .we may have started off on two different paths but we are on one journey now," Clinton said.

Clinton gave a speech geared toward women voters and spoke about the importance of picking a president who will appoint judges who appreciate women's right to choose, which twice garnered her standing applause twice.

"If you care about protecting a women's right to choose and preventing the Supreme Court from becoming even more of a tool for right wing ideology, then Barack Obama is your candidate and must be our president,” Clinton said to one of several roaring standing ovation

Clinton looked and sounded comfortable and even cracked a few self-deprecating jokes during her speech.

"It is clear to me that we have our work cut out for us. Maybe it’s because I’ve been involved in presidential politics a long time. To be specific, say 40 years. At this point someone is supposed to say, I don’t believe it, clearly that person was not cued right," she said.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:08am]


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