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Election 2008

Where Else Could Obama and Clinton Have Met?

If not Unity, N.H., what about What Cheer, Iowa? hide caption

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Out of all of the cities and towns where two former rivals could have reunited, in the end, they chose Unity, N.H.

Not just for the name, their handlers say, but because both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama each received 107 votes in Unity during the New Hampshire primary.

But if you're going to pick a random town that's off the beaten path, why shun other places with potentially symbolic names — such as Truth or Consequences, N.M., or Smackover, Ark., or Happyland, Conn., What Cheer, Iowa, or Greasy, Okla.?

Here's a list of the best- and worst-named cities and towns that the two senators could have theoretically chosen as their rendezvous spot:

  • Ballstown, Ind.
  • Beauty, Ky.
  • Beer Bottle Crossing, Idaho
  • Boring, Md.
  • Breakneck, Conn.
  • Butts, Va.
  • Camel Hump, Wyo.
  • Celebration, Fla.
  • Climax, Colo.
  • Climax, Ga.
  • Climax, Mich.
  • Climax, Minn.
  • Climax, N.Y.
  • Climax, N.C.
  • Climax, Ohio
  • Climax, Pa.
  • Colon, Neb.
  • Competition, Miss.
  • Conception, Miss.
  • Confidence, Calif.
  • Ding Dong, Texas
  • Do Stop, Ky.
  • Eclectic, Ala.
  • Embarrass, Wis.
  • Enigma, Ga.
  • Epiphany, S.D.
  • Eureka, Utah
  • Fair Play, Calif.
  • Fairdealing, Mo.
  • Fannie, Ark.
  • French Lick, Ind.
  • Friendly, W.Va.
  • Friendship, N.Y.
  • George, Wash.
  • Greasy Corner, Ark.
  • Happy Camp, Calif.
  • Happyland, Conn.
  • Harmony, Calif.
  • Hasty, Colo.
  • Hazard, Ky.
  • Hope, Kan.
  • Hopeulikit, Ga.
  • Horneytown, N.C.
  • Humble, Texas
  • Imalone, Wis.
  • Kissimmee, Fla.
  • Liars Corner, Ohio
  • Looneyville, Texas
  • Lucknow, S.C.
  • Manly, Iowa
  • McCain, N.C.
  • Monkeys Eyebrow, Ky.
  • Nameless, Tenn.
  • Niceville, Fla.
  • Olive Branch, Miss.
  • Opportunity, Mont.
  • Paradise, Mich.
  • Romance, Ark.
  • Romance, Mo.
  • Rough and Ready, Calif.
  • Sanatorium, Miss.
  • Santa Claus, Ind.
  • Smackover, Ark.
  • Smile, Ky.
  • Smiley, Texas
  • Truth or Consequences, N.M.
  • Uncertain, Texas
  • Virginville, Pa.
  • Weiner, Ark.
  • What Cheer, Iowa
  • Whynot, Miss.
  • Wink, Texas
  • Yeehaw Junction, Fla.
  • Zigzag, Ore.
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