Clinton and Obama as Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire?
NEW YORK – Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire — that’s how Sen. Clinton put it on Thursday at a women’s breakfast where she joined the Democratic White House hopeful to campaign for him in New York.
She said Obama had noted that she looked rested since she ended her campaign against him for the Democratic nomination, and she told him she’d been exercising for a change.
“During the campaign … Barack would get up faithfully every morning and go to the gym. I would get up and have my hair done,” she said as she introduced him.
“It’s one of those Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire things.”
Obama’s comment on Clinton when he took the stage: “She rocks.”
Clinton said the hard fought Democratic primary had been good for politics, boosting turnout and motivating more people than ever to vote.
“Anyone who voted for me has so much in common with those who voted for Barack, and it’s critical that we join forces,” Clinton said.
Photo credit: Reuters/ Jim Young (Obama greets Clinton in Washington June 27)