Obama chooses company of Lane Evans on election night
It was spotted by an alert and helpful reader on the Flicker photo site where the Obama campaign had posted behind the scenes snapshots from Election Night in Chicago.
On this most historic moment, only hours after learning he had been elected president, and only hours prior to him going before the eyes and ears of the entire world on stage in Grant Park in Chicago, Barack Obama met personally with former congressman Lane Evans at the Hyatt hotel.
I can't think of a higher honor than having a president-elect include you in the very small group of people allowed into his hotel suite on election night, and find time to talk intimately with you, before such a history changing moment.
Obama is clasping Evans hands in his own as he leans forward, showing obvious affection and concern. A truly touching and revealing photo, and a testiment to the great respect our next president has for Lane Evans.