Clinton Speech Still Not Enough for Some

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The Democrat's party in Denver this week may be for presidential candidate Barack Obama, but Tuesday night it was all about his former political opponent, Hillary Clinton.

She was given a single task: to restore unity to a divided Democratic Party.

Before an enthusiastic crowd, Clinton took the stage and acknowledged supporters who stood by her through the long, hard-fought campaign.

Click the play button for a team coverage from Denver Tuesday night in a special CBN News update. CBN News' John Jessup reports on the big night for Sen. Clinton and her supporters.  It's followed by analysis with  CBN News Senior National Correspondent David Brody.

On the surface, at least, Clinton and Obama have been preaching "unity" since she suspended her campaign in June.

But it's a message that has yet to catch on among many of Clinton's 18 million supporters, some who are still upset she didn't clinch the nomination.

On the convention floor, she spoke directly to her die-hard backers, telling them Obama has her full support, and said he should have theirs too.

Clinton's goal was to clearly make the case that her fight now continues with the Obama-Biden ticket and that Democrats can't afford to lose to John McCain.

Former Clinton, now Obama, supporter Sandy Nelson fully agrees.

"I think that Hillary Clinton supporters are smarter than that. If f they wanted Hillary to be president, they sure... don't want McCain to be president," she said.

But for others, it's not that easy to let go.

"They made a promise. They're representing us -- the voters -- and they need to do the job that they were elected to do," firm Clinton supporter Vhey Benet explained. "If they're pledge delegates for Hillary Clinton they need not to be pressured to give up that vote."

Some are promising to keep up their protest on the streets of Denver all the way to the polls.

But with a little more than two months to go before Nov. 4, a growing number of Democrats believe there's still time for healing and convincing others to support their nominee in time for the election.

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John Jessup

John Jessup

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