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By Ed O'Keefe
CHICAGO -- News organizations that have ponied up hundreds, potentially thousands, of dollars for full access to tonight's Obama-Biden election night rally in Grant Park have access to a fully catered breakfast, lunch and dinner -- and late-night snacks, as well.

News organizations that did not pay for access to the main press filing center (and thus the catering) will have to choose from fare sold at nearby general concession stands.

Here's a glance at the menu for the insiders:

BREAKFAST
Assorted flavors of yogurt
Cinammon swirl coffee cake
Lemon blueberry bread
Mini croissants with butter and/or jam
Whole fruit
Granola bars

LUNCH
"Homemade" beef or vegetable chili with fixings
Caesar salad with garlic croutons, grated romano cheese, cherry tomatoes and lime-garlic dressing
Focaccia bread
Homemade oatmeal raisin or chocolate chip cookies

DINNER
Chicken and noodle pot pie
Mixed greens
Salad with julienne vegetables and cherry tomatoes tossed in a sherry vinaigrette
Assortment of country rolls and garlic bread
Pumpkin spice cake bites
Chocolate cake bites

LATE NIGHT MENU
Empanadas (beef, chicken or vegetable) with chipotle sour cream
"Pigs in a blanket" with yellow mustard and/or ketchup

By Web Politics Editor  |  November 4, 2008; 4:41 PM ET
Categories:  Barack Obama , Election Day  
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Comments

Was some early election results leaked accidently by diebold?
http://www.theobamaplan.com

Did Huckabee vote for Obama?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YADwYU-phpI

Posted by: pastor123 | November 4, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Pigs in a blanket ... with or without lipstick?

Posted by: Omyobama | November 4, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

You can put a pig in a blanket, it's still a pig.

Posted by: thor2 | November 4, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

As a Brit, living in England, I hope my views aren’t irrelavant to you today. This is, afterall, potentially the most important day in recent American history, and hopefully for all the right reasons.

I know it’s all about you guys today, but I hope you don’t mind an outsider’s perspective. Over on this side of the pond, we are hugely impressed by (and not a little jealous of!) the mass political awakening that seems to be taking place in the US.

Regardless of the result tonight, America is a richer nation thanks to Barack Obama and the campaign he has fought. Modern politics in both our nations has, in recent years, become a stale, predictable business riddled with sleaze, corruption and lies. But Obama has changed all that, at least for you. A magnetic, energising figure, he has almost single-handedly lifted the (understandably) jaded feelings amongst the public towards politicians and politics in general. Love him or hate him, he’s got people talking, and voting in droves.

How I wish we had a similar figure in UK politics. I can only hope we have one in waiting who will be encouraged by Obama’s spectacular rise.

America - we salute you. You have shown us that politics can once again be filled with hope and passion in our cynical modern age. Enjoy exercising your democratic right today, and let’s hope this is just the beginning of a great new age of political engagement by the masses.

Posted by: RichPrince | November 4, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

You can put a pig in a blanket, it's still a pig.

Posted by: thor2 | November 4, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

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