Wood also analyzes Obama’s use of references in his election night speech. He discusses how “Behind his speech were the ghosts of Lincoln’s First Inaugural” (610) as well as “the explicit reference to King’s famous phrase about how ‘the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice’” (611). Both discussions of Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. are included to show how Obama believed his election to be a turning point in history as Lincoln and King’s speeches were a turning point in their time period as well. It was imperative for Safire and Wood to discuss the allusions to others’ speeches in both of their analysis as without the references to others’ speeches both Lincoln and Obama’s speeches would not have had the impact and power that they did. Through the course
Presidential Election of 2012 The Presidential election is a very important election that each of us should take seriously. In choosing a President for our country, we have to look at the candidates and decide which ones beliefs can help the county the most. This year, we have numerous candidates from the Republican Party and only one from the Democrat Party running for President of the United States. President elect Barack Obama, Democrat candidate, is gearing up for a second term; his major platforms are national healthcare, decreased unemployment rate and stimulating economy for the country. Presently, the national healthcare plan presented to Congress is one of great concern and after four years of debate is
------------------------------------------------- Contemporary Situation: Barack Obama’s Presidency During the 2008 Presidential Campaign, Democratic Nominee Barack Obama received significant support from prominent Republicans, including former governors, members of congress and other high-ranking officials. On November 4, 2008, Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States, capturing 53% of the popular vote, including 9% of Republicans and 20% of self-described Conservatives. Through many trials and tribulations that being a president can bring, Obama was elected president for the second time in the 2012
Lindsey Byrd Comp 1 MW 1:00-2:40 10-12-2012 Process Essay Presidential Campaign Every four years, there is an immense event that happens in the United States, which is concerned with the future of America and that event is known as the Presidential Election. Voting is a very important means for the American citizen to manage the affairs of the state and supervise the government. Citizens can exert their political rights and express their view through the right to vote. A United States presidential election is the key event in a lengthy process that begins almost as soon as a new president is inaugurated. In order for one to become president of the United States, he or she must gain the votes from the public; however, this
He was nominated on the ballot thanks to the support of William Jennings Bryan, a three-time Democratic presidential candidate. If all of the candidates were supporters of Progressivism, what were the issues? The three key issues of this election were how to deal with trusts, should women be able to vote, and should tariffs be used to protect trade in America. This book states, “Although the debates ranged widely, there were two general camps: (1) Those who argued for a small- scale, localized, producer-oriented
Chapter 1 Introduction 1. Brief Introduction The annual event of American presidential-elect campaign 2008 ushered in a new era in American history. The unprecedented economic crisis led by the United States left the country looking for answers as to the President for leadership in this chaotic time. Through President Barack Obama’s election speeches broadcast on television, this thesis explores rhetorical analysis in speeches, focusing primarily on Aristotle’s three appeals that Presidential speechwriters employed in President Barack Obama’s election campaign speeches. 2.
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.
Honest Abe Abraham Lincoln is famous for wearing the tallest hats, but was most influential for his accomplishment for reuniting the country. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 near Hodgenville, Kentucky. As a child, he was a bibliophile. The white house took in his wife, and two young sons, because one of them had pasted away. His political party was Republican serving only two terms, as he was assassinated on April 15, 1865.
The American Promise In this essay I am going to analyze Barack Obama’s speech “The American Promise”. I will look after rhetorical features as anaphora and see which modes of appeal Obama uses in his speech. Obama held this speech in connection with the Democratic Convention, August 28th, 2008 in Denver, which was a quadrennial presidential nominating convention of the Democratic Party, where it officially nominated its candidates for President and Vice President. This was Obama’s speech of defense for him to become president of the United States. As the title says, the topic is “The American Promise”.
It’s interesting to note that even though Clinton and Obama butted heads on many policies during the 2008 election season, they could be professionals and even lead to Obama naming her as the Secretary of State. It’s also interesting to note that Clinton is rumored to run again in 2016 because of her recent moves of acquiring former campaign advisors to Obama that helped her succeed in 2008 and 2012. Clinton is primed to make a strong comeback. She has reset her entire campaign by introducing life and vitality and a new vision. She has claimed to be more effective in connecting with the American people as well as more wired in with the younger generation.