ORLANDO—Hillary Clinton was here to greet Barack Obama when his campaign plane touched down shortly after 5 p.m. The New York senator then ascended the steps as Obama was disembarking and greeted the man who defeated her in the Democratic primary with apparent warmth. Their brief conversation before they got into separate SUVs for the journey to their rally here this evening was inaudible to reporters.
Obama came over to the photographers gathered on the tarmac clutching a Mickey Mouse hat which had apparently been left on the seat of his vehicle. He asked the photogs how much they would pay him to put it on. When responses of “$2″ and “$5″ came back, Obama countered “not enough,” and walked away smiling.