A famous lawyer and a leader of the American Civil Liberties Union once said, “When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.” Everyone when they were children had this dream of one day becoming the President of the United States. Romney had the same dream and he’s growing closer to the White House. The speech “RNC 2012: Mitt Romney speech to GOP convention” is Romney’s address to the Republicans about why he is running for president and why Obama isn’t the right president. Romney’s message is that Obama is leading the people down the wrong path with “Change” and “Forward” and that he is here to save them and lead them on the right path to that America where “We Believe in America” will change the world, he gets his message across by using logical appeal to have his audience think about the future, repetition to present to his audience the importance of that America, and emotional appeal to tell the audience that they deserve better.
Television has had a positive impact on how the presidential elections have set a course for the future since the 1960s, and in several various ways. The implementation of television into political affairs has not only allowed an opportunity for the people of America to obtain a clearer view of whom it is they’re allowing to lead the country as president, but also the ability to hold presidential candidates accountable for their actions, both in the past and present; resulting in an increased vetting of the candidates. During a campaign, it is historically evident that a candidate will discuss an irrelevant topic, yielding no beneficial value, in an attempt to appease his or her surrounding audience. The television allows people of all age groups to see for themselves what the presidential candidate has to say, allowing for no biased presidential elections. An example of this is President Lyndon Johnson’s 1968 reelection campaign.
He presents historical allusions in his speech. He provides this in order to promote trust with his audience. Kennedy demonstrates a tone of trustworthiness to convince the audience they did well in electing him. Kennedy states, “And let every other power know that this Hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house.” Is a reference towards the Monroe Doctrine, help the citizens realize that they are powerful and help other countries escape their misfortune. Another example is “With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deed,” this goes back to president Lincoln second inaugural speech.
New period of the Cold War began with the rise of Mikhail Gorbachev as leader of the Soviet Union. Gorbachev was a revolutionary leader for the USSR, as he was the first to promote liberalization of the political landscape (Glasnost) and capitalist elements into the economy (Perestroika) Confrontation between United States and the Soviet Union were nearly always focused on economic pressure, selective aid, diplomatic maneuver, propaganda, assassination, low-intensity military operations – in order to avoid a direct confrontation that could cause a nuclear war. Ronald Reagan 1911-2004 Reagan won the Republican presidential nomination in 1980 and chose as his running mate a former CIA chief, Texas congressman and United Nations ambassador, George H.W. Bush. Voters troubled by inflation and by the year-long confinement of American hostages in Iran, swept the Republican ticket into office.
(Page 12) Reagan demanded that the Soviet’s “surrender “ (change their behavior) and without changing these behaviors, they would no longer receive the many benefit they were benefiting from, from the West. Sharansky explained that this had been a revolution in diplomatic thinking, and in doing this…Reagan was able to find the “Achilles Heel” of His enemies. PART 2: Sharansky’s formula for the mechanics of tyranny divided the world into two different categories. One category was free society in which people could speak freely of their opinions and not be punished for it and the second society was know as the fear society which was pretty much the opposite.
Thomas 1 Allison Thomas Carrie Waldrop English 112-160 July 2, 2012 Address to the Nation On January 20th of 1961, John F. Kennedy, the youngest president of the United Sates of America addressed the nation and world in his inaugural address, after a challenging election and precarious period in which our country was enduring. With issues such as the Cold War and the cruel inequality issues our county was facing the success of his speech was imperative. In this thoughtful, well worded speech he challenged, inspired and provoked Americans to become passionate about their country stating, “ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country.” (Kennedy) The words chosen for the address were well thought out, planned words, which were carefully placed and spoken beautifully. In his inaugural address Kennedy argues that new times are on the horizon for the United States and gives examples on how to unite the country and world. At the beginning of the inaugural address Kennedy begins with a strong and reassuring statement “We observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom-symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning-signifying renewal, as well as change.” (Kennedy) This statement demonstrates humility by removing his personal gain and turning it into a victory for the American people.
I would recommend the book When Presidents Lie by Eric Alterman, The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World by Peter Schwartz, and Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman. I think reading these books would help the presidents in making good decisions for our country. The first book that I would recommend the candidates to read is When Presidents Lie by Eric Alterman. This book is about lies the presidents have told and their consequences. This is a good book for the presidents to read because it shows the consequences of deceit and it shows when it is acceptable to lie and when it isn’t.
The Little Rock crisis had another outcome as well. While it assured Governor Faubus’s reputation in history as an uncompromising racist, it also spurred him to action in other areas of education policy. As historian Elizabeth Shores has noted, Faubus was much more progressive in related areas of educational reform. For example, in the mid-1950s, he pushed hard to expand opportunities for mentally, physically, and emotionally handicapped children in Arkansas, and his deputy, David Ray, later went to Washington, D.C., where he played an important role in shaping federal policy around this issue. 16 As Shores explains, Faubus supported government aid to the handicapped in part to show the world that his state was not totally backward in the realm of education.
Peaceful protests helped gain support from the Presidents, the presidents support was vital because they where needed to introduce the civil rights acts. Johnson introduced the 4th civil rights act after Selma protest and Kennedy introduced the 3rd civil rights act after the Birmingham protest. The images of violence that Kennedy saw ‘sickened him’. President Kennedy first showed direct support for the civil rights in the freedom rides, when he sent Marshals and ordered racist negative signs to be taken down about segregation. Being President came with the benefits of being in power which meant that they could use there powers to intervene to support the civil rights, examples of this would be Eisenhower sent troops to civil rights and Kennedy sent marshals to the freedom rides.
We were eager to be swept off our feet and revolutionized. "This is a country that's hungry for change, a new direction, a new approach," explained campaign strategist David Axelrod (Conniff). Obama demonstrated in his political rallies and speeches the charisma people had been missing for a long time (Lambro). Obama was offering the people "exactly what they want right now: an eloquent, ecumenical, youthful political star who excites the party's base and has the ability to reach out to cross-over constituencies" (Lambro). America was looking for an "X" factor, and Obama's natural talent of oratorship equipped him for the advantage.