The Art of Rhetorical Speaking The speech titled “A More Perfect Union” was delivered by Senator Barack Obama on March 18, 2008 near the historical site of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Senator is a respectable, idolized and scrutinized individual both politically and socially. As the first black candidate in the running for presidency of the United States, the Senator’s campaign and affiliations were under major scrutiny. Therefore, Senator Obama called for a press conference to address any and all issues or uncertainty that followed him. First, the Senator’s speech attempts to address the nation on their concerns of his affiliation with Reverend Wright.
Both of them are addressing their speech when America is in tough situation. So they choose to put the American dreams, their glorious tradition- democracy, the love of their country and the vital role America will take in the near future. By reviewing the history and the efforts made by their forefather who have carried American up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom, they show determination to go along with this convention, leading America to a better day. Besides, they both emphasize the
How did Obama beat Clinton to the democratic nomination? When the little known US Senator for Illinois announced his intentions to run in the democratic presidential primary in 2007, few believed that he could defeat the party backed establishment candidate, Hilary Clinton. Clinton’s campaign was described as “the largest and most powerful presidential campaign in History” and although Obama himself was quietly confident, his early investors were sceptical as Clinton gained an early twenty point lead. So how was he able to turn things around? Obama had three key factors on his side.
When I was watching Romney’s debates, he was talking about “Obamacare” is not good idea and his one could be better, but I agreed to what Obama had to say and he had some strong moments, particularly when he criticized Romney's plan to turn Medicare into a voucher-like program and noted that "Romneycare" looks an awful lot like "Obamacare." I agree with the President Obama that he's not only thinking about now he is thinking about future. Us students who need good teachers and good technology - without these things we cannot succeed. People should remember what reality is and think practically. They just cannot come and tell that they will cut taxes and provide cheap healthcare programme for
I find the comment, “Obama has not debated since 2008, and Romney has more practice,” a poor excuse for our President. Understanding that Obama has not debated in awhile he still had time to practice what he was going to do, and being the President he should know the problems that we are faced with and he should have thrown every opinion he had back in Romney’s face. Obama did little to explain to Americans how things would be better in his second term or how they would be different. He let many of the things Romney said go. He never once challenged Romney.
This election has touched on multiple sociological issues ranging from gender, with vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, to the state and direction of our current economy (the “recession” crises), to other such sociological issues as religion, class, and even national security. From a sociological perspective, 2008 presidential election poses many questions, with one of those questions being “How would some of the founding fathers of Sociology, such as Marx, Weber, or Durkheim, evaluate the 2008 U.S. Presidential election?” I believe all three of these men would have much to say about this election, both the end result of it, Obama’s historical win, as well as the presidential race itself. Though all three of these men have long passed, through their texts and teachings, I hope to give voice to these men, and give the analysis and insight they would have given, if they would have lived to experience this election themselves. Had the great Karl Marx lived long enough to experience the 2008 presidential election, I believe he would have voted for Barack Obama, and would have viewed this
Yleen Lubin Period 4 12/15/12 Columnist Rhetoric Essay Conservatives believe that the government should actively promote social reform to increase individual’s well being. Liberals believe that the government shouldn’t have any say in the lives of the citizens and businesses except on moral issues. Conservative Ross Douthat uses parallel structure and diction in his column on demographics. Liberal Ronald Brownstein uses logos and parallel structure to show how demographics helped Obama win the election. Conservative Charles Krauthammer uses parallel structure and figurative language to compare an Obama and Romney presidency.
President Obama provided examples by letting the audience know that a decade of war is now ending. An economic recovery has begun. He also provided information on how Americans have been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. President Obama is making appeals to the American citizens to come together to help each other he states in his speech no single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future. President Obama is letting the American citizens know that things are changing and we the people need to change also.
Controversies of oil or political control are only some of the reasons citizens assume is the reason. Despite these facts, a majority of the United States population agree that the Iraq War is not neccesary. The United States White House and the Bush administration assure the citizens that they are trying their best to complete the Iraq War, and return the soldiers back to their homes. Through the recent surge of reinforcements in Iraq, the government state that this is essential to ending the war faster. But carnage the surge has caused, the war has been made longer instead of shorter.
Francisco Ibarra Govt II December 1, 2009 Americans and Elections As we know, presidential elections tend to have a certain amount of attraction even if you don’t really care for politics. The media always tries to put their own spin on it so it makes it look more enticing for people to see it and in turn they get ratings. The 2000 election was one of the closest elections seen, where George W. Bush beat Al Gore by a margin of less than one percent in the electoral votes. Many people believe that it was a mistake, Al Gore should have won. Four years down the road, its time to elect another president or re-elect the current one if he was a good choice before.