November 8, 2008

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.


At 11/08/2008 12:05 PM, Blogger Carl Nyberg said...

The first time I met Obama was in 1997 or 98 at a fundraiser for Lane Evans at the home of Majorie Benton in Evanston.

I recognized Obama from his picture in the state legislative guide.

When I shook hands with him I told him he should get a new official picture b/c the existing one made his neck look skinny and he didn't look like that in person.

Obama laughed.

At 11/10/2008 5:06 PM, Anonymous tacky said...

Too bad our local newspapers do not pick up on items like this.
Obama will never forget that Lane was the first politician to publicly announce that he was supporting Barack for the Senate.
When Obama visited here during his runfor the Senate and later visits, he always sought Lane out. They seem to inspire each other.
They inspire me.


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