US First Lady Michelle Obama gestures as children from military families create Mother's Day cards and other crafts in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, DC  (Photo Credit: SAUL LOEB / AFP / GettyImages)

Pols Rockin’ The Shout-Out To Teams, Trees, Grits

Any good politician knows the importance of finding common ground with a local audience. It’s Speechmaking 101, whether accomplished through strategic praise for sports teams, cultural treasures or local figures.