Due to this familiarity, his ethos flowed into those present and connected them into believing they themselves had a hand in what was accomplished. But just as he brought him and his party up, he downgraded and bashed the Republicans for what they have done through a scrutinizing analogy. Upon this analogy, he portrayed the savior (Democrats) as a hero who sacrificed in order to save his friend’s life.
November 4, 2008 is a date that most will never forget.. Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. This Tuesday night, in Grant Park, in Chicago, Illinois, President Elect Obama gave his general election victory speech, where from beginning to end his tone remains thankful, appreciative, and humbled. Obama assures the American people that change will soon come, but it will have to be done through a collective effort of himself and the people. The president’s pathetic appeal begins the moment the speech starts. There is electricity in the crowd and the excited tension is thick in the air.
He did a great job of communicating his subject visually as well as by clearly stating the main idea in his words. Block appealed to logos because everything he discussed about the Watergate Scandal was true and because he stated the counterargument that the president was not a crook and then quickly proved this statement to be invalid by showing him editing tapes to cover things up. He appealed to pathos by making the readers angry with their president, as he shows him in a negative light as a crook. In addition, he easily appealed to ethos because he was a well establish political cartoonist who was frequently published in the Washington Post, which, as far as the readers were concerned, was a very credible
While Murchison remains neutral thus far, he soon begins to take an unexpected course in bias. Rather than express his opinion towards Cruz, he undertakes an outward attack on Obama and his supporters. He states that Obama’s constituency is made up of imbeciles that constantly blame Bush and Wall Street, in addition to “welcoming the impositions of government”. Murchison gets this point across using paralipsis, in which he points out an ideal American public that is the complete opposite of Obama’s supporters, then discards the idea due to its supposed unrealistic nature. Returning to the original topic from the abrupt sidetracking regarding Obama, Murchison further characterizes Cruz as a seemingly pathos exploiter, constantly appealing to people’s needs and frustrations at the given moment.
Ultimately, The Onion’s representation is an entirely accurate take on Michelle Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech. Every word that Michelle Obama uttered was carefully written out and planned. Her presence was used to make her husband appear more ‘human’ and help his poll numbers by fooling the audience into believing and trusting in her instead of the common lackluster politician. As The Onion mocks, “If all goes to plan…you will see my husband not only as a strong political leader, but also an everyday man who is trustworthy, honest, compassionate, and all the other bullshit you’d expect to hear” (Good Evening). Michelle Obama and her speech writing team intentionally used these strategies of emotional stories of their past and family to make the people relate to their seemingly ordinary, American family but because of her hidden agenda to re-elect her husband this
Ultimately it was Goldwater’s staunch and firm position as an extreme right conservative that would alienate himself from voters. Jackson’s speech was different in his delivery. There was much more emotion that you could hear in his tonal changes and his facial expressions. He too made clear his far left plans for political change, but his approach to his audience was slightly more humble, even asking for forgiveness of any low points he may have reached. He certainly strove to mend any damage that had been done during his and his other democratic contender’s campaigns.
The body language that Obama uses and the way that is uses words to convey a positive attidude, is full of confidence, authority and command of the whole situation. In the first couple of paragraphs he shows a lot of respect to George.W.Bush by describing his service to the country by using key adjectives, “generosity” which gives off a positive remark you could state, however it could also be interpreted in a sarcastic manner, by using a pause in the speech of “ I thank president Bush for his service to out nation” pause, this pause changes the interpretation completely, which creates a sense of tension
His rebuttal made a valid point that lead you to question the sanctity of marriage. Pointing out arranged marriages, Keith Olberman, pushed the envelope even further by questioning the love and respect that we have for one another. As Olbermann’s argument came to a close, he “de-fined” marriage, by pulling the religion card right from under Proposition Eight’s nose. He continued to press the meaning of love and the meaning of why we are alive. He questioned the religious aspects of what is considered to be wrong, to mortality for what is
He reveals that he is the United States President and that he is a proud American. By Regan going about dressing in patriotic colors for this particular speech he creates a sense of creditably to the audience. Not only does his clothing and the way he flow his presentation together. By Regan pausing to let the crowd cheer generates a time for the crowd to express their emotional happiness for what he is stating. Throughout this part of the speech Regan is creating vivid concrete language that is loaded with emotional descriptions like when he says, “…the token jesters intended to create false hopes.” The audience grasps a sense emotional pity making them feel genuinely bad about the situation.
Political views aside, most can agree that Barack Obama is an influential and very effective speaker. He is able to inspire masses of people with his simple, yet articulate use of words. He always speaks with a sense of smooth confidence, yet never near the spectrum of arrogance. Most importantly, he is so effective because he accurately knows his audience before performing the speech. Obama is truly talented in his ability to make people identify with him, because the audience feels as if he walked a mile in their shoes.