Senator Barack Obama canceled a campaign trip to Wisconsin today and flew to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for a private meeting with John and Elizabeth Edwards. The meeting comes more than a week after Sen. Hillary Clinton also visited Chapel Hill to meet with Sen. Edwards, causing much speculation in the media over whether or not Edwards was leaning towards a possible Clinton endorsement.
Personally, I find it very hard to believe that Edwards will endorse Clinton because a number of his top donors in North Carolina and campaign advisers have gone for Obama. Former President of NARAL Pro-Choice America and an adviser to Sen. Edwards on womens issues, Kate Michelman, announced her support of Obama shortly before Super Tuesday. Another top adviser and friend of Edwards, Mudcat Saunders, said "I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure he does not endorse Hillary Clinton." View the full clip from MSNBC here:
Some news outlets have reported that Edwards is likely to hold out until a clear Democratic nominee emerges. However, Greg Sargent from Talking Points Memo reported last week that a key Edwards aid said "there's a greater than 50% chance he will endorse." I guess we'll just have to wait and see.