Plug Pulled On Obama – Edwards Meeting

By Jennifer Parker

Feb 11, 2008 1:00pm

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller Reports: An in-person meeting schedule for tonight between Senator Barack Obama and former Senator John Edwards in North Carolina has been rescheduled, the Obama campaign confirms.

The two were intended to meet in North Carolina, Edwards’s home state, after Obama’s last campaign event of the day wrapped up in Baltimore.

"It will be rescheduled. We’re gonna make it happen," Obama said today at a campaign stop at Mayorca coffee shop in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Obama is campaigning today in Maryland in advance of tomorrow’s primaries in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Both Obama and Clinton are actively courting Edwards’s endorsement. Obama told reporters earlier this week that he talks with Edwards on the phone frequently and he has personally asked him for his endorsement. Senator Clinton met with John Edwards secretly last Thursday.

It is unclear which party ultimately pulled the plug on tonight’s meeting between Obama and Edwards and no cause was given for the abrupt rescheduling, but sources have indicated that the Obama campaign and Edwards wished that the meeting would be done in private without massive media attention.

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