(CNN) - After a morning spent courting superdelegates in Washington, Barack Obama convened a conference call Thursday afternoon to reach out to pledged delegates in South Carolina committed to former candidate John Edwards.
Two Edwards delegates on the call said Obama discussed his vision for the presidency and told the delegation he looks forward to working with them at the Democratic National Convention this summer.
Ed Turlington, an Edwards adviser from North Carolina who committed to Obama in April, participated in the conference call, as did former South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges, an Obama backer.
Obama spokesman Bill Burton said the call was simply an opportunity for the Democratic frontrunner "to give folks an update on the campaign and a chance to ask questions."
Several South Carolina Democrats familiar with the Edwards delegation said a handful of the former senator's eight pledged delegates in the state are considering throwing their support to Obama.
Edwards finished third in the South Carolina primary on January 29 before dropping out of the presidential race. He was awarded eight delegates and one alternate delegate, all of whom were named last weekend at the state party convention in Columbia. Obama earned 25 delegates from his primary victory. Clinton won 12.
John Moylan, an Edwards confidante who was tapped as the alternate delegate to the convention, described the discussion as a little more than courtesy call.
"It was less suspicious than it sounds," said Moylan, who served as South Carolina state director for the Edwards campaign. "We made clear that we were committed to John Edwards."
"He basically told us, 'I respect your commitment to John Edwards, and I look forward to working with you guys,'" he said.
Moylan said Clinton associates have inquired about arranging a similar conference call, but that Clinton herself has not held any talks with the Edwards delegates.
Wouldn't this clown bsama look natural in "Mickey Mouse" ears? Think about it. Maybe I'm just thinking about my tee-shirt.
Hillary's supporters' comments are so...negative. Showing that they are not nice. How come Hillary can win if everybody around her is just like her?
Write in Hillary Clinton in November..yes we can....
Who-ever is not on Obama's train to the white house, you are on the wrong train, get down, and let's all be united towards this one awesome candidate!!!
Barak is a backward message, arrogant and a liar. People don't be fooled by Barak he's an impostor.
are the clintons working with 2 sets books because she is always saying she marking loans from her money .i just cannot see her,him geting less money then obama
Go Hillary. Obama is just a man without substance.
A vote for McCain is against your own pocketbook
It is time to give up Obama. You will lose the general election. You stand no chance against MacCain. If the Democratic party wants to have any hope of winning the election, Hillary should be nominated
The truth is Hillary was lossing because Barak is good in delivering his speeches though it's not his own but he delivered it in good tone. But be reminded this contest is not an oratory this is leadership. Barak is far behind from Hillary when it comes to knowledge and experience.
The race will not be over until Hillary has thrown her last grenade at the Democratic Party.
Edwards should endorse Clinton – the best candidate for America!
Obama has defeated the humungous Clinton Legacy!!!
If Obama can beat the Clintons, then he can defeat anyone!!!
McCain doesn't stand a chance!!!!
Obama or McSame ='s Pig'n a Polk or Pot Roast.
I've seen enough of Obama under attack and pressure to have a pretty fair idea of his intelligence and character. I'm impressed and more than happy to give him a shot at knocking the slats out from under the monied corporate elite's strangle hold on Washington and our democracy... I'm wishing him all the best because that is going to be some kind of rumble – If it isn't nigh impossible !!
For the naysayers stating that it is not Obama's time yet well I say: Hillary missed her time 8 years ago? Her advisory board obviously did not see the calm before the storm. The Clintonites felt that this would have been the year for her to be guaranteed a win but then the O-Train blew in and no one saw it coming. The Clintons did not even plan for after Super Tuesday because they did not bet on the newbee on the block to give her the fight of her life.
Hill Bill, why can't you close the deal. All of the odds WERE in your favor. And no loyalist to your husband are jumping ship like flees on a puppy. Some American voters need to wake up out of their deep sleep. If I was a superdelegate, I would be quick to point this out. What does that say about your candacy.
To all the Hillary supporters who won't vote for Obama and to all the Obama supporters who won't vote for Hillary. Are you that stupid? Need more of your soldiers blown apart in Iraq? More people kicked out of their homes everyday? Gas prices to be higher? NO HEALTH CARE? Their policies are 99.9% the same. If you care about your country you will support either one. No wonder you people elected Bush twice...
We must get behind Obama,we should not have Hillary as a V.P. after all of her negativity.If she runs with Obama she will cost the dems. the election,because she constantly said he was un-electable,have you ever heard of conflict of interest!
My dream ticket would be Barack Obama with running mate Colin Powell. I think the vision coupled with the security issue would be invincible! Imagine a visionary and a great general running the most powerful country in the world.
Voting for McCain will:
Get more soldiers killed for a war we should not have fought
Keep gas high, probably around 7$
Turn back clock on our civil rights and liberty's
Two more ultra conservative Supreme Court Justices
More jobs lost into the millions
Dollar reaching more record lows around the world
Same old same old
But hey, you ex Clintonites go for it and vote for McCain, your only hurting yourself
Nothing negative. Unite!!!
John Edwards should be Obama's pick for VP. 8 yrs Obama then in 2016 the start of 8yrs of John Edwards.
There's only one thing I have to say to Hillary Clinton:
Number One Observatory Circle
(get used to the idea)
It's official. Reagan Democrats are now being referred to as McCain Democrats.
Democrats, Independents, & Republicans for McCain '08
Never vote Obama!! Useless, spineless, sneaky