The defeated candidate addressed her political party tonight at the final gathering of this election year. She talked to them about the platform of her opponent and pointed out many questions he left unanswered in their recent televised debate. She concluded by listing the many defeats suffered by Abraham Lincoln before he finally was elected President of the United States. She stated that she planned to pursue her political career despite this defeat.
14. The method of gaining support used by the defeated candidate was to
A. attack the character of the opponent by suggesting he equivocated by not answering questions.
B. imply an analogy between her experiences and those of Abraham Lincoln.
C. point out that the opponent's claims imply a dilemma.
D. show that the opponent's unanswered questions reflect an absurd lack of preparation and knowledge.
E. show that the platform of her opponent was absurd.