Oprah, Obama in Last-Minute Strategy Session

Conference call included key black leaders
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 4, 2008 4:40 AM CST
Oprah Winfrey arrives at an event last year.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
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(Newser) – Talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey participated in a top-level phone conference yesterday with Barack Obama and key black leaders to pull out the stops in the campaign's home stretch, reports the New York Daily News. Rapper Diddy Combs, strategist Donna Brazile and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn were also in on the call. Obama talked about how important it would be for the world to see his daughters play on the White House lawn, according to a participant.

Winfrey, who's expected to be with Obama in Chicago today, told everyone that the election was a chance to make America "one nation indivisible." The Times of London reported last month that Winfrey could become British ambassador if Obama is elected—speculation shot down by a Winfrey spokeswoman.