Friday, August 22, 2008


Pelosi predicts women will unify for Obama
DENVER (UPI) -- U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi says female Democratic leaders will be key to Barack Obama's presidential chances.

Creating unity with disgruntled supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton can be achieved, she added. Other female leaders in the party will also come out strongly for Sen. Obama, D-Ill., during this week's Democratic National Convention, Pelosi told a Saturday luncheon in Denver sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, The Hill reported.

"I believe that women will see that they have the most to gain by the election of Barack Obama and the most to lose by the election of John McCain," Pelosi said.

The differences between Obama and Sen. McCain, R-Ariz., are like "night and day" on issues such as health care, education and the war in Iraq, she said.

"I am very sure that we will leave this convention with all the enthusiasm in the world and the greatest unity," Pelosi said.

Copyright 2008 by United Press International

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