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Obama Clinches Nomination, Clinton Doesn't Concede

Just a day after their fight for the Democratic Presidential nomination ended, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton found themselves on the same stage in Washington.

They spoke within minutes of each other at a previously scheduled event before the U-S pro-Israel lobby.

The appearance comes amid speculation about whether Obama will offer to take Clinton on as his Vice Presidential candidate, and if not, what she wants to concede loss.

Clinton says she's going to have a face-to-face with Obama, but first wants a heart-to-hear with her supporters.

After complimenting Clinton, Obama felt compelled to defend himself against rumors that he's no friend of Israel.

"As President, I will never compromise when it comes to Israel's security," Obama said.

Clinton has longer and stronger ties with the Jewish community, and affirmed Obama's commitment.

It's just one example of how the two could complement each other if they run on the same ticket, which they've not yet discussed.

Last night Clinton wasn't willing to surrender just yet.

"I want the nearly 18 million Americans who voted for me to be respected and to be heard," she told supporters.

While Clinton has amassed tremendous political capital, there are questions whether such a powerful Washington insider can help Obama sell his message of change.

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