- The sight of the first black president and a woman who might succeed him is cause for celebration, writes Issac Bailey
- By almost every important measure, America has progressed during the Obama presidency, Bailey says
Issac Bailey has been a journalist in South Carolina for two decades and was most recently the primary columnist for The Sun News in Myrtle Beach. He was a 2014 Harvard University Nieman fellow. Follow him on Twitter: @ijbailey. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)Hillary Clinton's appearance with President Obama in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday wasn't just the highest-profile campaign event of the general election so far -- coming just hours after the FBI put a stake through the heart of the hopes of Republicans (and ardent Bernie Sanders fans) who held onto the unrealistic belief that Clinton would be indicted in "Emailgate" -- it was the personification of the fear that is animating Donald Trump supporters more than any other.