Pass the buck, er, ballot box at Sun Valley

July 11, 2008

obama2.jpgThe sun shone for Barack Obama at the annual Allen & Co mogulfest in Sun Valley, Idaho, where many campers gave the Democratic hopeful the thumbs up.

In keeping with a tradition held every presidential election year at the confab, Allen & Co  passed around a faux ballot box for attendees inviting even their kids to cast their votes for their favorite candidate.

“Obama. I think he’s going to win,” said Sony Corp head Howard Stringer. Many others at the gathering privately pledged support for Obama.   The crowd draws a large Hollywood contingent, which is traditionally pro-Democratic and even Republican supporters like Rupert Murdoch have predicted a Democratic landslide in November. Who’d expect Rupert  to pick a loser?

(Photo: Reuters)

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