Obama and Edwards meet in N. Carolina

February 17, 2008 6:18:12 PM PST
There's been a secret meeting in North Carolina today between Barack Obama and former rival John Edwards. Edwards has yet to make an endorsement in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

North Carolina television station WTVD aired video taken from a helicopter of Obama leaving Edwards' home in Chapel Hill. A producer says the station was "tipped off" by a confidential source.

The Obama campaign confirmed the meeting. Although reporters normally travel everywhere with Obama, he left them behind to fly down to North Carolina in secret.

People close to Edwards say he has been torn about whom to support. The former North Carolina senator is concerned that Obama may not be ready for the presidency and that his health care plan is inferior. But Edwards was highly critical of Clinton during his campaign, making it more difficult to support her now.