Examples Of Obama Ethos Pathos Logos

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The Presence of the President Ethos, Pathos, and Logos In March of 2008, Barack Obama made a speech in response to his former pastor’s controversial remarks on America. Being the presidential candidate in the midst of an election, there were many things Obama had to keep in mind throughout the duration of his speech. As with any public speaker, Obama had to keep in mind his audience and how the message would be conveyed to them. In this case the acceptance and interpretation of the message was the most important aspect for Obama because it was the middle of the campaign and he needed to keep his current, and win new voters. Due to the negative remarks of the pastor, he had to redirect the remarks to a positive light in order to keep voters in his favor.…show more content…
This is important because Obama is running for the President, therefore a relationship with his voters is necessary. His main concern is recruiting and maintaining as many voters as possible. In order to do this he must be seen as a relatable and informed candidate. The statements of Reverend Wright hindered Obama’s position, which Obama is now trying to redirect. He understands that the country wants someone who can connect to the majority of the country and will do what is right for everyone and not for just one race. In order to show Obama possesses this quality, he opens the speech with a quote from the Declaration of Independence. “ We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” He uses this quote to show that he has knowledge and appreciation for the country’s history and elaborates on this quote in a way that shows he has everyone’s best interests in mind. He explains that the history of the country is important to keep in mind so that we do not make the same mistakes in the future. “ The profound mistake of Reverend Wright’s sermons is not that he spoke about racism in our society. It’s that he spoke as though no progress has been made…this

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