Barack Obama just completed a conference call African-American leaders around the country, the end of which my colleague Glenn Thrush was able to listen to, and he sends over his notes.
The 10:15 call featured Oprah Winfrey, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Donna Brazile, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, and Rev. Joseph Lowery, as well as Obama himself.
Obama, according to a participant, talked about the election in the context of history, and what it would say to the world to see his daughters play on the South Lawn of the White House.
If this rumored call did take place, Barack Obama has taken into consideration how much the different generations of black leaders have helped him to reach where he is. That he is convening a round table of them before Election Night shows he may be calling on black leaders to sit in active leadership roles, or at least looking to them for consultation in these fateful hours.