Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) — The battle of the candidacy has calmed to a simmer as the new official Democratic candidate for president, Barack Obama, has now combined forces with former opponent and rival, Hillary Clinton in what is being called the ‘dream team’.
In a step that is intended to ‘unify the Democratic party’, the Associated Press stated, “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.”
On Thursday, Obama and Clinton scheduled a meeting in Washington with a group of Clinton’s leading contributors to introduce Obama to her financiers. This meeting is on the heels of Obama’s highly criticized decision to reject nearly $85 million in public financing for November’s election for president. The announcement of his surprising decision became headline news and Obama eventually reversed the decision.
In an effort to conduct damage control, Obama’s campaign spilled the beans about the democratic team-up a week earlier than originally projected to steer attention away from the announcement and reinstate the party’s strength. On June 7th, Clinton brought her campaign to a close–four days after Obama clenched the nomination. Clinton stated, “I endorse him and throw my full support behind him.”
Although it is widely known that the presidential primaries threw Clinton into a pool of debt, it is still uncertain as to whether Obama’s finance team has begun brainstorming ideas to less the debt. The team met in Chicago on Thursday night to discuss the topic and Obama’s communications director Robert Gibbs only said “those meetings have focused more on what these two can do together to bring the party together and move it forward than it has on these logistical details.”
Wired Elections Reporter