June 27th, 2008
06:04 PM ET

"She rocks"

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Candy Crowley
Senior Political Corespondent


Travel Tip: New Hampshire is as hot in the summer as it is cold in the winter.

Best part of the trip to Unity: The Honorary Mayor introduced Obama and Clinton by telling us he's been a Republican all his life and voted for John McCain in the primary.

Readers Digest version:

She said any of her voters who were thinking about voting for McCain need to think again.

He started with an ode to Hillary, all historical and stuff, and then right in the middle he said, "She Rocks. That's what I'm trying to say."

Oh and a Clinton type dropped by as I was madly putting together a report to tell me that Hillary donated the maximum amount allowed to the Obama for President Campaign.

Also–sit down for this–Guess who else ponied up? William Jefferson Clinton

Wheels up back to DC


Filed under: Barack Obama • Candy Crowley • Hillary Clinton • Raw Politics • T1
soundoff (61 Responses)
  1. Rich from Phoenix

    If anyone bothers listening to the audio of the event, someone in the crowd yelled, "Hillary Rocks!" That is what prompted Obama to respond to the crowd with "She rocks." Without that lead-in, Obama's comment comes off as a little weird. With it, it makes sense. I can't be the only one who heard the voice from the crowd.

    Regardless, it is stunning to me that people and the press are so shocked that Obama and Clinton are managing to get along. When the party has had difficulty reconciling in the past, it was usually over policy divisions more than mere personality. For months now, all the Democrats I know (including me) have said they'd gladly vote for either Clinton or Obama, even if they have a strong preference for one or the other. Policy-wise, Clinton and Obama are not so far apart. They've always known that only one of them would get the nomination. So aside from our desire to caricature Clinton and Obama as purely ego-driven, it seems perfectly natural that they'd ultimately fall in line. It's no good for either of them otherwise.

    June 30, 2008 at 8:56 am |
  2. Eileen

    Yes a fresh change would be nice.....Talk about what they REALLY would like to do as president. Everytime Obama feels like he might be losing votes he pulls the poor black issue!! SHAME on him. If he is not races, then why would he have been with his church for so long?

    Ever notice he doesn't say what he is doing for are oil crisis.

    June 29, 2008 at 12:23 pm |
  3. Dee Channel

    Re: Hillary and "Barry" from Chicago...kiss and make up.

    Well, aren't they cute? Hillary...in blue and "Barry" in a matching (blue) tie. Looks like a wedding rehearsal...the two of them...up on that stage...hugging...looking into each other's eyes...with such respect and compassion.

    Like a scene out of "Rosemary's Baby" when the crowd of devilish onlookers...tell her (Rosemary) "you'll get used to him and learn to love him dear."

    Life...imitating art.

    June 29, 2008 at 11:15 am |
  4. Len

    What's the deal with that goggle-eyed windbag who does Raw Politics blabbering about the Barack Obama action feature some toy company is selling? He pointed out that the same company sells Lenin and Mao action figures, but the windbag didn't bother to mention that the same company also sells Albert Einstein and Mahatma Ghandi dolls. Was Einstein a Commie like Lenin and Obama, too? Guilt by association with a doll is a new low for CNN. I've seen you do a lot of stupid smears of Obama recently, but this was one of the stupidest I've ever seen.

    June 28, 2008 at 9:02 pm |
  5. Alex

    Looks like Obama has been checking out this blog and is trying to steal the affectionate phrase many here use to describe you and your reporting, "She Rocks!" So now do you think you will make his short list for the office of VP? One thing for sure, it ain't gonna be Hillary no matter how flattering this new drive for "unity." Even on the outside chance he does name her (or even you), I'm not voting for the Pied Piper of Illinois!

    June 28, 2008 at 7:38 pm |
  6. Len

    John McCain voted against a law that would have allowed women to sue for wage discrimination when they found out about it, which often takes years to find out. McCain prefers the Supreme Court's current, unreasonable standard that women must sue for discrimination shortly after it first occurs, even if there's no way that they can possibly know about it. What women need is more "education and training," says McCain.

    McCain will also appoint enough radical right Supreme Court justices to overturn Roe v. Wade. You can't believe most of what McCain says, but you can believe that.

    Any Clinton supporter who votes for McCain out of spite is simply being irrational. Hillary, to her great credit, has encouraged her supporters to show some sense.

    June 28, 2008 at 6:47 pm |
  7. jt

    Obama thinks he still in college and just writting speeches and delivering them well.

    Somebody need to realized and ask themselves are all of these things he talks about workable.

    Change Washington? I do not think so. One man that has no record of doing big is going to do it. My friends we maybe in a dream land.

    The government is big, who is he is going to listen to, Washington insiders. Same old politics.

    Better vote for McCain, he knows Washington.

    June 28, 2008 at 1:22 pm |
  8. James


    All these Clinton supporters on this site appear to be just that and not real democrats. It's no wonder we are in the state we are in, you would vote Republican to keep an African American out of the White House and endure 4 more years of the Bush Administration type politics. Obviously the gas prices and failed policies within our country and outside our country are not real issues for any of you.

    What a bunch of hypocritical whiners !! I want America to continue to be the country that everyone wants to flee to aimed at a piece of the "DREAM". I am tired of visiting other countries and hearing us be the base of jokes and mockery. These type of statements against our Democratic nominee regardless of his race is an indication that we are not loyal to our country's progression but rather loyal to our own selfish wills.

    Grow up or better yet, Move to another country and make room for real Americans that treasure the true diversity of our country. Let America be America Again !! Vote Democrat for President in 2008 !!!

    Obama 08'

    June 28, 2008 at 7:10 am |
  9. billie s. byers

    within a year..what country we have left obama will lose it for us. Anderson I really respect you and feel you go at this job with integrity, please look into this deeply. Our worse nightmare will unfold in a very short time if he gets it

    June 28, 2008 at 2:36 am |
  10. Karen

    I just wrote the Clinton campaign to have them start an offshoot of her website. Something along the lines of "HillarySupportersForObama.com"!
    The fact that any Hillary supporter would vote for McCain is just plain insanity. This is election is not about "getting even" or harboring grudges. It is about Democrats taking back the White House, plain and simple. Thank you for your coverage during this entire election process. You are always a calming and knowledgeable force on CNN. I always look forward to your comments on the issues.

    June 28, 2008 at 2:22 am |
  11. Amlin

    Indeed she rocks, but he is rolling all the way to the White House.
    I belive he can bring about real change that majority of Americans hope for. To have upset Hillary, Obama must be rolling in the right direction and I beleive the Mrs Clinton's die hards will be rolling with him in November .

    June 28, 2008 at 12:30 am |
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