John McCain just wrapped up a campaign appearance at the Down Home Diner in the Reading Terminal Market, where he and wife Cindy had lunch with seven women from the region and talked about the economy. Barack Obama supporters rallied just feet away in the market, shouting throughout much of the meal.
But Diner Co-Owner Jack McDavid said he was happy to host the GOP presidential candidate.
"He asked to come here," said McDavid, a registered Democrat who voted for Sen. Hillary Clinton in the primary. "I trust John McCain. I don't agree with all of his policies, but I trust him. I'm not brave enough to take a chance on someone who has no track record."
Even through the McCain table ordered some Diner food -- like pie and burgers -- McCain specially asked for a doggie bag.
"He made a special request for two Rick's cheesesteaks to go," McDavid said. "With hot peppers."