Obama utilizes the power of persuasion through his political speeches; his discourse is made to be easily understood and have a clear meaning for his audience. Using body language, rhetorical practice and tricolon devices, Obama has inspired his audience through emotions and desires for new politics. Other running candidates, such as John McCain and Hillary Clinton, attempted to express the public's disgust with conventional politicians while being seen as conventional politicians, but Barack Obama took on a new approach. Promising to create affordable health care and education for all, and to remove the soldiers from Iraq; Obama offered his listeners something other candidates did not: hope. Obama is perceived as understanding the people and their emotions and he uses this to convey his message.
In the prologue, he discusses in great detail virtually every major political issue facing the American electorate today, offering his opinions and possible strategies for reform. “My motivation in entering politics was to cut through decades of polarizing partisanship and develop a moderate, effective approach to our government.” (Barackopedia.org). Obama notes that this same impulse, an impulse of a secure, functional and sustainable administration, prompted him to write The Audacity of Hope. During the co... ... middle of paper ... ...or the people of his same country, the United States of America. In my opinion, he is a rare politician who has bold, innovative policies, and a man such as this running for office would ensure such great things for our country.
He claims that an acts in the government to improve the international community through negotiation and cooperation. Likewise President Bush remark "It is to inspire and be inspired by other nations to work together toward a peaceful and prosperous future" (BBC News). Bush, as well as our society, feels the president should be strong- especially in international politics and policies. When the United States was attacked September 11, 2001, the people looked to the president to lead, and in essence, seek revenge. On both of these levels of domestic considerations, we will never know to exactly what extent they influence the president's choice of action, but they help us in understanding some of the foreign policy decisions.
People who are elected as senators and possibly President, exhibit themselves as intelligent and authoritative. In the same way, Obama spirits the American values like change, future orientation, action/work orientation, and personal control over the environment (Kohls). For instanc... ... middle of paper ... ...ndividualism. Likewise, non American citizens might find it rude for him to break tradition by allowing a senator speak to the people of Berlin to gain political views. The discussion of Obama’s ethos and pathos addresses the larger matter of countries coming together, and combining our vigor and deficiency, to remake the world.
He attempts to win his audience over by the use of an ethical appeal in order to refer to his personal history and lend himself credibility. Obama connects to his audience and expresses to them that he is the one that is going to make proper changes to this great nation. As Obama climbs the ladder towards presidential success, he plans on taking the whole country with him. It is towards the closing of his speech that Obama eluded to Martin Luther king’s “I have a dream” speech as King’s dream was deeply rooted in the American dream just as Obama’s speech of “The American Promise” was deeply rooted in King’s dream. For it is this promise itself that constitutes Obama’s core idea of America and the fundamental key to
The major ideology that is stressed is the fact that Mc Cain puts his country first and does and will continue to do whatever is necessary to ensure it’s welfare. When asked why he is running for office, Mc Cain sites three main reasons: To restore integrity to the office, To reform government, And to renew the American dream. The presentation of John McCain’s high moral character is another strategy of his campaign, especially since many people are looking for a president who is completely honest and free from scandal. One of his best attributes, and one which really helps his campaign is McCain’s willingness to talk to the people and to the media. This openness helps him get media attention and improves his image in the minds of Americans who are looking for someone whom they can relate to take the office.
In addition, when you punch in the hole for Gore make sure that you punch it all the way so that the votes are countable. I believe that Gore would make an ideal president due to his feeling on education, abortion, and many other major issues. He comes from a strong family and has an amazing political history, and I feel this entitles him to a fair chance at Presidency. He is the best candidate for the job and you should elect him for the President of the United States. Vote Al Gore for President.
Though the speech had a few sub points such as: “elections are about choices,” “America can do better,” and “help is on the way.” With these points, he was selling himself, telling the country what can happen if they would vote for him. In order for Kerry to get his points across to the audience, the flow of his speech was very important.
Howell states that “... effect policy change outside of a bargaining framework" (Howell, pg. 13). He states that the president can create la... ... middle of paper ... ...agree with President Obama’s tactic of addressing Congress and persuading them to pass the Affordable Care Act. Neustadt stated in his book one of the effective ways presidents can bargain with other members of government which is “ …the bargaining advantages inherent in his job with which to persuade other men that what he wants of them is what their own responsibilities require them to do.” President Obama addresses Congress’s responsibility to represent the interest of the people in order to pass the legislation. Both President Bush and President Obama had very different ways of running the country during their presidencies.
And what of our claim to be a democracy?”(46). Through a mixture of serious and satirical tone, the authors effectively appeal to the audience’s emotion and stir up their skepticism and fear of damaging the democracy. Also, the authors quote President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address to strengthen the argument "government of the people, by the people, and for the people" (153). Therefore, they argue, there needs to be a president "of the people, by the people, and for the people," which increase the legitimacy of the winner’s claim to be the people’s choice. A more efficient and reliable voting system to select the next president of the United States is a significant matter that the authors are aiming to address through “Wrong Winner, The Coming Debacle in the Electoral College.” Overall, Abbot and Levine successfully incorporate the strategy of logical reasoning and emotional appeal to persuade and inform the audience of critical weaknesses of the Electoral College system.