(WASHINGTON) Hillary Clinton joins Barack Obama on the campaign trail today in an effort to show that she's fully behind her former rival. After months of attacking each other on everything from NAFTA to bowling skills, Obama and Clinton will take the stage together at a rally showing that they've made up and are moving forward.
At a fund-raiser last night, Clinton urged her donors to back Obama despite lingering resentment by some her supporters.
"This was a hard-fought campaign," Clinton said.
"That's what made it so exciting and intense and why people's passions ran so high on both sides. I know my supporters have extremely strong feelings, and I know Barack's do as well. But we are a family, and we have an opportunity now to really demonstrate clearly we do know what's at stake, and we will do whatever it takes to win back this White House."
Obama, who was also at the event, acknowledged that many Clinton supporters may not back him. "I recognize that this room shared the same passion that a roomful of my supporters would show. I do not expect that passion to be transferred. Senator Clinton is unique, and your relationships with her are unique." Obama then added, "Senator Clinton and I at our core agree deeply that this country needs to change."
Noticeably absent from today's show of unity is Bill Clinton, who just returned from Europe. Although the former president expressed his support for Obama through a spokesman, many are wondering if the former president will move on from his wife's bitter primary battle and take the stage with Obama before November.