The above photo is from an aerial photo by North Carolina TV station WTVD. Depicted are Obama and Edwards at the Edwards’ home in Chapel Hill NC. The MyWay News reports:
CHICAGO (AP) – Barack Obama sneaked down to North Carolina Sunday and met with former rival John Edwards, who has yet to make an endorsement in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Officials at North Carolina television station WTVD said they have video taken from a helicopter of Obama leaving Edwards’ home in Chapel Hill. A producer said the station was “tipped off” about the meeting, but said the source was confidential.
The Obama campaign confirmed the meeting. Although reporters normally travel everywhere with Obama, he left them behind to fly down in secret from his hometown.
Of course this leads to much speculation about the Edwards candidate endorsement:
The couple has been impressed with Clinton, who has more effectively courted them since the 2004 vice presidential nominee dropped out, people who talk to the Edwardses say. Obama has been less attentive, they say, and some of those close to the Edwardses have been annoyed that Obama has continued to ridicule him for once saying his biggest weakness is that he has a powerful response to seeing pain in others.
The campaign is getting interesting, one might even say it’s heating up drastically (see the Bill Clinton photo below where he confronts an Obama supporter in Canton OH)
Meanwhile “W” is greeted with great fanfare and adulation during his trip to Africa.Reutors reports:
Beaming repeatedly during a press conference with Kikwete, (Bush) made a point of referring to his welcome on the streets, which he described as “very moving”.
Bush opened his remarks by saying “Vipi Mambo!” before turning to U.S. journalists and adding: “For the uneducated, that’s Swahili for ‘Howdy Y’all'” –a typical Texas greeting.
Kikwete told Bush: “The outpouring of warmth and affection from the people of Tanzania that you have witnessed since your arrival is a genuine reflection of what we feel towards you and towards the American people.”….
In a reference to Bush’s domestic problems, Kikwete added: “Different people may have different views about you and your administration and your legacy.
Bush was greeted on his arrival in Tanzania by women sporting “Bush Bras”!