On his Political Connections blog, the News 14 Carolina reporter writes that he saw Hunt at a rally on Wilson, and Obama pointed him out in the audience.
"Is it an endorsement or just someone who wanted to see the event?" he wrote.
An Obama endorsement would be highly unexpected.
Many of Hunt's former top staffers and supporters are serving on Hillary Clinton's campaign committee, he has strong ties to Bill Clinton as a former Southern governor and he recently appeared with his wife at a Clinton rally in Wilson.
A nod from Hunt would be one of the five endorsements that would matter. (U.S. Reps. Mel Watt and David Price are for Obama, while Gov. Mike Easley is for Clinton. Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards is not likely to endorse.)
It's also possible that Hunt wants to remain neutral and he attended the Obama rally to counteract the impression he gave by going to a Clinton rally.