ERFURT, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 15:  German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a original grilled  Thuringian sausage during an election rally on September 15, 2009 in Erfurt, Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) tours during her election campaign rally through six German cities in the historic 'Rheingold' train. The 17th German federal election is scheduled for September 27, 2009 and will be held to elect the members of the Bundestag, the federal parliament of Germany.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)