Obama and Edwards Sit Down in North Carolina

Feb 17, 2008 4:11pm

ABC News’ David Wright and Sunlen Miller Report: Mother Nature may have called a cease-fire in the snows of Wisconsin, but Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., appears to have put the time to good use.

A helicopter cameraman for ABC’s Raleigh-Durham affiliate WTVD spotted Obama leaving former rival John Edwards’ house on the North Carolina.

Watch the video Sunday evening on "World News." Check your local listings for air time.

Obama is actively courting John Edwards’s endorsement, as Edwards still remains undecided in throwing his support behind Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., or Obama.

Clinton met with Edwards on Feb. 7.

Obama speaks with Edwards over the phone regularly. On Wednesday at a campaign event in Racine, Wis., Obama said, "He is going to be a major voice in the Democratic party for years to come, and I want him involved and partnering with me in moving this country forward."

The two former opponents’ meeting had been rescheduled from Monday. Obama said at a coffee shop in Silver Spring, Md., that same day, "It will be rescheduled. We’re gonna make it happen."

The weather helped the meeting take place this time, as Obama’s event in Appleton, Wis., was cancelled because of snowy conditions. Obama, who had spent the night at home in nearby Chicago, took advantage of the unexpectant gap in his schedule and flew down to Raleigh early afternoon. Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth, was present for the meeting.

Apparently, Obama and Edwards hugged at the conclusion of the meeting.

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