Hillary and Barack
The Hiller Instinct: Hillary and Barack
What-almost-was and what-still-may-be stood side by side to pledge that come November together they could and together they would.
"Because of the campaign that Hillary Clinton waged my daughters and all of your daughters will forever know that there is no barrier to who they are and what they can be in the United States of America," Obama said.
"We stand shoulder to shoulder for the ideas we share, the values we cherish and the country we love," Clinton said.
Simply being together turned the endorsement event into a potential tryout of Hillary as Obama's running mate. The so-called dream ticket has both pros and cons.
The biggest plus: Votes, votes, votes! Who could get more?
Obama and Clinton are also ready to rumble from day one...Both tested and toughened by their primaries...And bringing back Hillary brings back Bill, a twofer many democrats are for.
But, on the minus side, Hillary isn't change, she's the past, and Bill Clinton doesn't seem too enthusiastic about Barack...Is Hillary? Does she believe in Obama, or does she find his poetry phony?
"Celestial choirs will be singing and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect," Clinton said of Obama earlier this year.
But, today, all was forgiven and forgotten.
"She rocks, she rocks...That's the point I'm trying to make," Obama said.
Right now, Obama and Hillary can beat John McCain and anyone. But winning isn't governing. If Obama truly stands for change America can believe in, then I believe he has to stand without her.
I'm Andy Hiller, and that's my "Instinct."(Copyright 2008 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)