from a NYT article about Obama and the Hamas endorsement:
Mr. Obama believes “that engagement at the presidential level, at the appropriate time and with the appropriate preparation, can be used to leverage the change we need,” Dr. Rice said. “But nobody said he would initiate contacts at the presidential level; that requires due preparation and advance work.”
What Obama said:
The Dr. Rice mentioned in the article is not of course Condi Rice, it's Susan E. Rice, a former State Department and National Security Council official who is a foreign policy adviser to the Democratic candidate.