By Lisa Anderson
Chicago Tribune (MCT)
NEW YORK — After pummeling each other on the campaign trail for the better part of a year and a half, Senators Barack Obama of Illinois and Hillary Clinton of New York stowed the brass knuckles and pulled out the olive branches Thursday. The challenge now is to persuade their supporters to do the same.
At a morning Manhattan fundraiser, a smiling Clinton, with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Obama at her side, indicated the two are as in step with each other as the dancing team of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. "The Democratic Party is a family," however "dysfunctional," she reminded the audience.