Monday, May 19, 2008

McCain and Lieberman Visited Chicago Exchanges

Photo Copyright: Flying Debris

Republican Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (D-AZ) visited the floors of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) this morning. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-Rezko) was also at the exchange this morning, however for him I didn't even look up. The above photo was taken outside of the west edge of the Corn Options pit on the CBOT floor and if you look just to the left of Senator McCain you can spy another Senator, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT). Yes that would be the very same Senator Lieberman who was the Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate in 2000 on the Gore/Lieberman ticket. I specifically thanked Senator Lieberman for his support of Senator McCain and commented that it was a gutsy thing for him to do, Lieberman's response was "we need him."

As I wrote in this post Senator Lieberman knows all too well the craziness of the nutroots and the far left progressive crowd that has been in ascendancy in the Democratic Party, that is the reason that he is now an Independent. Lieberman is an Independent who unfortunately and for the time being, caucuses with the Democratic Party. Thank you again Senator Lieberman.

It is worth noting that although the exchange membership generally leans center-right I did hear a few catcalls, all of them in support of Sen. Hilary Clinton (D-NY). I heard nothing in support of Chicago's own hometown hero Senator Barack Obama (D-IL).

Photo taken with an Apple iPhone.

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