Obama Speech Sponsored by Abercrombie & Fitch

Watching the Obama speech right now …

Speaking of people standing behind the candidates , has anyone else noticed the three guys behind Obama wearing Abercrombie & Fitch? What is this, product placement? A last-minute appeal to white voters?

A Trailhead analysis of individual donation patterns suggests that Obama could be subtly courting the Abercrombie vote. Since January 2007, employees of Abercrombie & Fitch gave $950 to Clinton, according to the FEC disclosure database . During the same period, Obama received only $500 from Abercrombie employees. (Keep in mind this only includes donations above $200.)

Whether or not this move will be enough to raise Obama’s support among wearers of Abercrombie & Fitch clothing is unclear.

With analysis by Chris Wilson.