I would appeal to the poor masses because they have the most votes. This strategy worked for Obama. I would promise all sorts of government assistance, and then blame my opponents after getting into office for not wanting to "play ball." I would then pass emergency legislation granting me all sorts of authority because the people would trust me. Then, I wouldn't give it back and I would close the society into a police state and have total control. Well...that's not actually what I would do...but it's what has happened. And no, Obama did not do all of this. It has been happening for at least the past 50 years in slow incrimental stages. Once you have enough control, it doesn't matter what the people think because no one listens to them.