Friday, June 13, 2008

Political Play: No show hands of hands, please

Great AP story.
CHICAGO (AP) — It's a cardinal rule in politics: Know your audience.

Democrat Barack Obama, speaking in a high school gymnasium this week in Kaukauna, Wis., said nearly a quarter of Republican John McCain's proposed tax cuts would go "to households making over $2.8 million every year."

He asked for a show of hands from those in that category. Not one went up in the crowd of more than 1,000.

A few hours later, at a $28,500 per person fundraiser at the opulent Chicago home of Sara and James Star, Obama took the same jab at McCain's tax plan. This time, however, he wisely skipped a show of hands from his 60 donors.

Compiled by Charles Babington

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