In The End, Hillary's Supporters Join Obama

Even the most ardent supporters are coming to Obama's team.

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (left) and Sen. Debbie StabenowDENVER—It's Hillary Clinton's big night and finally, finally, her ardent supporters appear to be coming around to joining Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign. None are more faithful to the New York senator than Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, but even she is now sporting a button reading: "Hillary Supporter For Obama." She says: "It's about the issues...it's not about her." She appeared at a breakfast in the posh Brown Palace Hotel in downtown with Obama backer Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow who described how many Hillary supporters she's been in contact with that have started to make the switch. Wasserman Schultz, while clearly sounding like the strong Hillary backer that she is, says that having a Democrat in the White House will improve the chances that key women's issues before the Supreme Court, such as pay equity and abortion rights, will be supported. "At the end of the day, whether they slowly get there or get there quickly, Hillary Clinton supporters know that we can't give away the Supreme Court," she says. Stabenow also says too much has been made of the Clinton-Obama rift and she suggested that the news media has dug too deep to find offended Clinton backers. "She has done more as a candidate for a rival in the primaries up to now than anybody," Stabenow says.