July 4, 2007: Candidates march in Iowa July 4th parade (AP)

  • Meanwhile, Sen. Barack Obama, who also was campaigning in Iowa, said he likes and respects former President Clinton but thinks the American people want fresh ideas in the current race for the White House.
  • “What we’re more interested in is in looking forward, not looking backward,” he said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I think the American people feel the same way. They are looking for a way to break out of the harsh partisanship and the old arguments and solve problems.”
  • “You know that you who have endured the dangers and deprivations of war so that the worst thing would not befall us, so that America might be secure in our freedom,” McCain said. “As you know, the war in which you have fought has divided the American people. But it But it has divided no American in their admiration for you. We all honor you.”