When dropping out of the presidential race in the month of January, former Senator John Edwards had not endorsed either US Democratic hopefuls Senator Hillary Clinton of New York or Senator Barack Obama of Illinois. Both of them have been brought to frontrunner status.
Obama had an event scheduled in Wisconsin today before Wisconsin’s primary on Tuesday, February 19. But the event was canceled due to the harsh weather. Hillary Clinton on the other hand made two unscheduled stops in Wisconsin. One stop was at Miss Katie’s Diner and the other stop was at the El Rey Supermarket.
With the event canceled, Obama took the chance to meet with Edwards.
A campaign statement explained that Obama met with both Edwards and talked on issues affecting American families.
But there were no details about an endorsement. Both Clinton and Obama have courted Edwards for his endorsement. All that is known is that both Obama and Edwards had met. It is unknown whether Obama received Edwards’ endorsement or not.
Obama had nothing but praise for Edwards. “I think that John Edwards is someone who has lifted up the party,” Obama said while he was in Racine, Wisconsin.
He said: “I want him involved in partnering with me to move this country forward.”
This could be the implication that Obama wants Edwards as his running mate. To counter a comeback by Clinton, Obama has spent more time and money in Wisconsin.