Clinton to Dems: Back Obama If He Wins

Not John McCain, Hillary pleads
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2008 4:52 AM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., shakes hands with David Smar and his wife Marilyn as she canvasses for votes in Hobart, Ind., Tuesday, April 29, 2008.    (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton is strongly urging her supporters to back Barack Obama if he wins the Democratic nomination. Polls have demonstrated that many Clinton and Obama supporters have become so firmly entrenched that they'd prefer to vote for John McCain over a Democratic rival. That would be "the height of political foolishness," said Clinton, who vowed to continue to work hard for the Democratic cause regardless of who becomes the nominee.

"No matter what the differences are between Senator Obama and myself, they pale in comparison to the differences we have with Senator McCain and the Republicans," she told the Indianapolis Star.