Rhetorical Analysis Obama

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As the election for the 44th President of the United States closes in on its November election date, many hopeful candidates have come and gone, but only three remain a strong possibility towards reaching the highest role of political excellence. The three candidates are Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and Republican nominee John McCain. There has been much discourse and rhetoric on the democratic side as to what the deciding variable will be for getting that elusive nomination; a criticism that does not reside in John McCain’s campaign because of his quick and swift domination of his party’s candidates to capture the Republican nomination. When running for any public office seat, there is a buffet of topics, Iraq, healthcare and social security to name a few, that the candidate must defend or renounce. If the public is uncertain what kind of…show more content…
The issue stems back to 2002, when Clinton voted in favor for military force against Iraq, a stance she still says that she is not sorry for making or will not retract, stating “If the most important thing to any of you is choosing someone who did not cast that vote or has said his vote was a mistake, then there are others to choose from.” Even still, she has inconsistencies in her story by saying she thought President Bush would allow the UN to search more thoroughly and have more time before an out-right invasion occurred, however, voted against an amendment that would require President Bush to allow more time to UN weapons inspectors. Ultimately, she realized that the Iraqi war is fundamentally a civil war that cannot be resolved on a military basis, but must come from Iraqi leaders and their devotion towards democracy and establishing new governments. It is in this regard that she hopes to reduce the number of American troops responsibly and realistically without incurring another
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