The Unity NH love fest (unity, get it?) involving Hillary and Obama featured a sartorial demonstration of the bond between them. As though they were a couple at a prom, his tie matched her suit, which was in a color close—but not identical to—the light turquoise shade I’ve come to think of as Hillary Blue.
The latter was the hue she wore in my first real in-depth glimpse of her, the “stand by your man” interview she and Bill gave in the 1992 campaign to quench rumors of his infidelity:
When I watched the video above I noticed two things: how young she looked back then, and that Bill’s tie—unlike Obama’s—did not match her outfit.
Here’s a clip of Unity. It occurs to me that Hillary is once again standing by her (or rather, her Party’s) man, swallowing her considerable pride for the greater good. And it also strikes me that Obama is sitting by her rather than standing—although that’s probably out of graciousness, not wanting to show up the much shorter Hillary by towering over her. He can afford to be magnanimous now, since he’s the only man left standing, in the metaphorical sense: