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    BAL HARBOUR, Florida
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    Bal Harbour | Florida July 21st, 2008 On July 21st, 2008, at the second stop of his tour of South Florida, Sen. Joe Lieberman, was campaigning for Sen. John McCain, at the Chabad Synagogue in Bal Harbour. A choir of young students was waiting for the Straight Talk Express and Sen. Lieberman was greeted with a traditional Israeli song. Is was a clear, beautifull, sunny day and the heat was merciless and is the florida tradition. A crowd of about 200-300 people consisiting of the congregation members, rabbis, the press, and Republican congressional candidate Marion D. Thorpe Jr, (District 23) cheered him on arrival, at about 1.30PM. Lieberman was accompanied by Florida House Representative (District 91) Ellyn Bogdanoff who introduced him to a warm public. In December 2007, Lieberman crossed party lines in order to endorse John McCain as a republican presidential candidate. Talking about the strong political divide in Washington DC, Joe Lieberman mentioned that "The political parties are important but not as important as America". After a very well balanced and interesting speech, punctuated by 7 rounds of applause, Lieberman took questions from the audience, who maked two long lines to bring to questions to the floor, in a townhall fashion: regarding 2008 presidential campaign, about Sen. John McCain, immigration, the war in Iraq, Barrack Obama, the high cost of energy, new trends in economy and alternate sources energy, oil, Afghanistan, Israel, the issue of State Dept. representatives meeeting with Iran and the politcal parties. Differences between presidential candidates qualifications were discussed. Sen. J. Lieberman emphasized the importance of Florida State in the upcoming Presidential election. Again, the final election outcome may depend on Florida. HEDI ENGHELBERG HEDI@ENGHELBERG.COM
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