In performance, I witnessed both candidates being respectful to one another yet Mitt Romney presented a stronger opposition and was aggressive at times. There was quite a bit of pivoting throughout the debate more on Mitt Romney behalf, President Obama was guilty as well. They both showed lack of credibility and consistencies, stating statistics as a response to questions instead of the facts.
He uses the straw man fallacy, which is achieved when one opponent distracts the audience from the opposing opponent’s position so that it makes them appear ignorant. He masters this fallacy when saying, “President Obama would be running for re-election based on his achievements… and rightly so. But because he has failed, he will run a campaign of diversion, distractions, and distortions” (par. 12). When using the straw man fallacy, Romney tries to make Obama look foolish and act as though Obama’s next term in the Presidency will be helpless.
By using many quotes, statistics, and descriptive details Clarke makes the writing complete. It’s as if he gives a little taste of everything, but that miniscule amount is sufficient to feed one’s imagination. Clarke really makes a homerun, his purpose to demonstrate how well Kennedy’s speech was and how/why it was successful, also to demonstrate the genuine president that Kennedy was; in which he clearly accomplishes. Personally never paid much attention to any president’s speech nor wanted to read it, but after reading “Why JFK’s Inaugural Succeeded”, the motivation and very enthusiasm to read Kennedy’s speech was unavoidable. Amazingly an author can really engage his/her audience, but that really takes a lot.
Pollsters have so much power that they can bend the wording and answers of the pollee’s to their own benefit. Because of this, poll data is unreliable. As historian Andrew Lang famously once said, “pollsters use poll data as a drunken man uses lampposts—for support rather than illumination” (Source B). What Andrew was trying to show was that pollsters use polls for their own benefit, not for the true purpose of informing the public. Never fall victim to inaccurate and false polls.
His use of ethos, pathos and logos in this speech and others, made it effective enough to land him a spot as Commander in Chief. He used ethos in a way that gained the respect of his audience in that he took on the role of being one of them. By using logos he made them realize what they as the Republican Party stand for. With his use of pathos he appeals to their emotional side but making them believe that change is for the sake of their children’s livelihood. Ronald Reagan’s speech “A Time For Choosing” was intended to persuade his audience to believe the wrong-doings of the government, and persuade he did.
The obvious downside to the medias role in our political endeavors, is the continuos bias that it portrays, the high cost to run any sort of political or public directive, and that they simply operate under the initiative of proﬁt. The amount of money required to reach citizens with political messages has spiraled upward and now dominates political campaigns. Television formats favor short, emotional appeals over reasoned, thoughtful debate. Typical claims of liberal or conservative bias are most often in the eyes of the beholder, however the levels of managed news, spin and journalistic punditry feed these perceptions of bias in the news. As a result, the deeper biases reﬂected in sensationalism often leave citizens confused about issues which forces them to deconstruct this alternately managed and frenzied news in order to make sound judgements about their society and government.
Shakespeare’s 1599 Tragedy, Julius Caesar, is a dramatization of an actual historical event and is, in general, a reflection of the anxiety felt regarding the succession of leadership at the time. Through the action of the play, and in particular the viewpoint of those involved, Shakespeare explores a variety of perspectives and through the dramatic medium comments on political power and how it may be wielded. Adding a further perspective of this situation is the speech made to the public by Barack Obama on 2nd May 2011. Obama’s address follows the death of an extremely controversial leader – Osama bin Laden. Through an examination and evaluation of these two texts, it will be seen how composers are able to manipulate perspectives through the specific representation of ideas.
The Intro of the essay asserts the notion that the English language has been disfigured by the human race and is on the residual decline as a resultant. Mr. Orwell attributes this downfall to politics and economic causes but goes on to outline his remedy to correct what he refers to as a “reversible” process. George Orwell goes on to cite passages from several prominent essays and articles, concluding on the similarities in their staleness of imagery and lack of precision. He criticizes the passages, stating that the incompetence and vagueness of such political writings desecrates correct English prose- construction. DYING METAPHORS.
Shakespeare states, “Till then, noble friend, chew upon this; Brutus had rather be a villager than to repute himself a son of Rome…” (I.ii.171-173). Brutus wants the best for all of Rome but does not to be the center of attention through the hard times right now. Just the same, everyone admires Brutus. Cassius explains to Brutus what he and the romans think
It seems as though no one can get a straight answer from a politician. There seems to be a lot of scare tactics, Ad Hominem, straw man, and red Herring fallacies when it comes to politics. Political stereotypes are definitely seen as negative in today’s world. Rhetoric and politics studies the role of persuasion in the political process. “Classical scholars conceived of rhetoric as a practical art involving the performance of public oratory in the contexts of politics, law, and ceremonial occasions, separated from the philosophy of knowledge”.