Obama, Clinton plan joint appearances for party unity

The Obama campaign was pleased to welcome Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail next week. The dynamic duo will be campaigning together and Hillary Clinton will be attempting to convince her donors to open the checkbooks for the Obama camp.

Story from Yahoo News:

CHICAGO – Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s campaign announced Friday that he will campaign with former rival Hillary Rodham Clinton next week, a step toward unifying a fractured Democratic Party after a bruising primary fight.

Obama’s campaign said in a brief e-mail that said the two senators and former opponents will campaign together for the first time on Friday, June 27, and more details would be forthcoming.

A day earlier, Obama and Clinton also plan to meet in Washington with some of her top contributors in an effort to calm donors who remain frustrated with Obama’s presidential campaign. The former first lady will introduce Obama to her financial backers.

Clinton, a New York senator and former first lady, suspended her campaign for the Democratic nomination earlier this month after Obama, an Illinois senator, secured enough delegates to clinch the nomination.

Obama’s campaign disclosed the joint appearance — but offered few details — one day after announcing that he would reverse an earlier position and reject some $85 million in public financing for the general election. That announcement opened him up to a flood of criticism and dominated the news cycle.

Thus, Obama’s campaign sought to redirect attention by putting word out a full seven days in advance that Obama and Clinton would campaign together.

Clinton ended her campaign on June 7, four days after Obama got enough delegates to clinch the nomination. “I endorse him and throw my full support behind him,” she said at the time.

Plus, they’ll specifically be jointly meeting with big Clinton donors next week:

Whether Hillary wants to support him or not, she has to do so for party unity and to remain favorable in the eyes of Democratic voters.

Note: Sorry for the sporadic posting these past couple weeks, been a busy time as my wife and I are getting ready to move to a new home about 6 hours away, it’s a time consuming process.