On March 4, 1933, newly elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to the nation, mired in a deep economic depression, in what would be the first of his four inaugural addresses. Roughly eight years later in January of 1941, he delivered his annual State of the Union address to congress. The subject of each speech is very different, yet his message the same. In each speech he outlines a direct threat to our freedom, our democracy, and our way of life; and in each he proposes his solutions to meet those threats head on. Each speech is a call to arms, a plea to the nation to faithfully follow his lead and support his proposed solutions.
Governor Mitt Romney presented his ideas and concerns to a vast audience in Manchester, New Hampshire on April, 24 2012. Romney discussed with his audience the improvements that will be made when he is elected our new President in 2012.This speech appeals to all age groups and classifications, but especially to the middle class Americans. Throughout the whole speech Romney uses pathos as a way to get the audience to listen with their heart rather than their head; he gains credibility by appealing to the audience’s emotions, but begins to lose credibility by not stating any logical facts of statistical evidence, but overall Romney’s speech is effective. Romney begins his speech by thanking America. He thoroughly explains his journey leading up to the Presidential Candidacy, he states, “After 43 primaries and caucuses, many long days and more than a few long nights,
Case Situation (important facts): • New Jersey senator Robert G. Torricelli ran for reelection in 2002 raising more than 2.9 million dollars in campaign funds. • Abruptly quit the race because of “ethical misconduct” Then later was stated “he accepted campaign gifts from a contributor. • Two months after quitting the race he found a lobbying practice called Rosemont Associates that had clients in Taiwan, Puerto Rico, and the United States. • Torricelli gave $10,000 to Illinois Governor and more than $40,000 to a Nevada Democratic party which all linked to the Senate leader Harry Reid. All these politicians had one thing in common which was they all had some influence over Torricelli or his clients business interests.
Shawn Howell Professor Leyva October 09, 2012 Writing Journal #3 The Presidential Debate On October 03, 2012 the presidential debate between President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney began with moderator Jim Lehrer. I watched the debate wondering, what will the candidates state in their plans to recuperate the United States of America? How will they perform? Will their speeches and performances be convincing to the people of America. In performance, I witnessed both candidates being respectful to one another yet Mitt Romney presented a stronger opposition and was aggressive at times.
The Presidential Election is in its final days, the biggest concern with the American people is which candidate could create more jobs and help build the economy. Each candidate will propose their plans that will bring the economy and unemployment levels up. After serving 4 years in office, President Obama has prevented another depression. It is a work in progress for the President, and will continue to make improvements if elected another term. Obamas running mate Governor Mitt Romney brings his experience in business to convince voters he will deliver the change they need.
In Waggoner’s essay, “Videogames, Avatar, and Identity,” he says that people create avatars which contain some of their identity but at the same time, they remain separate (492). Obama's Facebook and Twitter pages are controlled by his staff for the campaign purpose, but at the same time he can access the account to look at the comments and post something personal for himself. There are some pictures of President Obama in which he was giving high fives to the children, playing with his dog, spending time with his daughter during the weekend, or celebrating his and his wife's 20th anniversary. President Obama appears to be more like a father of two children and a husband of Michelle Obama in the virtual world that he creates. All of his posts make him more real for people in America.
On Thursday October 11, 2012 guest speaker Larry Hirsch presented a lecture of his parent’s survivor story as holocaust survivors. Many would have believed that Larry would have spoken of sadness and death surrounding his parent. Instead, he spoke of how their lives came to be, beginning with his mother because she had deceased at a young age. Larry then spoke in detail of his father and all of the accomplishments he had made with his wife. Their story was very touching and could make a believer out of anyone that no matter what struggle you face in life you can still succeed.
Shana Burleson English 103 Dr. Sura September 18, 2012 Remarks on Remarks It was April fourth, 1968, a windy and cold afternoon in Muncie, Indiana. Robert Francis Kennedy was taking his last question from the audience he was speaking to on his presidential campaign trail. A young black boy had raised his hand and asked Kennedy if he really believed in the “good faith of white people toward minorities.” Kennedy affirmed that yes, he did; after all, this was the faith he was trying to cultivate as a presidential candidate. Minutes later, before he boarded the airplane that would take him to Indianapolis for his first big campaign speech in the state, Kennedy was taken aside and told that Dr. Martin Luther King had just been shot in Memphis, Tennessee. After the initial shock, Kennedy’s first response to the news was, “You know, it grieves me…that I just told that kid this and then walk out and find that some white man has just shot their spiritual leader” (Schlesinger 874).
The organization also publishes a monthly magazine known as the "Multinational Monitor." In 2001, Ralph Nader started up another non-profit organization known as Democracy Rising. This organization was dedicated to ending the War in Iraq, and bringing the troops back to America. The political opinions that Ralph Nader is so well known for would make him one of the highest rated presidents that America has ever seen. In his 2000 bid for the presidency Ralph Nader campaigned against the corporate powers dominance in the political landscape as well as the need for change in the manner of how presidential races are held.
Barack Obama - “Yes We Can” Barack Obama’s ‘Yes We Can’ speech presented in Nashua, New Hampshire on the 8th of January 2008 is a defining moment in his career due to it’s implications to Obama’s presidential campaign. The speech was presented in Nashua South High School Gym on the night of the New Hampshire primary, where Obama lost marginally to Hilary Clinton. The audience of the speech is the people in the high school gym, but the target audience is the whole of America, as the speech was televised and available to Americans. In this speech, he aims to persuade the people of America that their quality of life can be improved. Barack Obama portrays this by using various persuasive techniques to interest his audience and his famous quote, “Yes We Can.” He uses the unity words “We” and “You” repeatedly throughout the speech.