Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton held their first public event together since Clinton withdrew from the 2008 Democratic nomination fight; they sought to rally Clinton's supporters behind Obama and regroup the Democratic party for the upcoming general election fight.

Looking relaxed and jubilant, Clinton praised Obama and called for her supporters, many of whom remain bitter about the result of the exhausting 16 month primary fight, to fall in behind the Illinois senator. The rally was held in the aptly named town of Unity, New Hampshire, where Obama and Clinton each won 107 votes in the January primary.

Barack Obama said that he greatly admired Senator Clinton as a leader, learned from her as a candidate, and was proud to call her his friend. The Republican party however was very quick to dismiss both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

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