SC Presidential Debate Tag Cloud

Pollster.com presents a series of  tag clouds from last night's Democratic Presidential debate in South Carolina. Comparing the tag clouds for the different candidates gives you (some kind of) a measure of the way each of the candidates uses words. I posted the following as my observations:

Obama's tag cloud is almost devoid of words with powerful emotional content. Contrast that with Hillary. Edwards isn't bad, either. This is a weakness for Obama. If his words were not powerful, how will people remember him, unless his personal presentation made up for the weak content.

One of the key aspects of right-wing framing is the use of emotionally loaded language, in particular words that code for powerful images.

Tags: Barack Obama, Framing, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, tagcloud (all tags)

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2 Comments

Obamamanics are going to be mad at you

They think the polls are all wrong and that he is up by 20%.  

I am not suprised by your info.   Obama played it safe last night.  Too safe.  That is what scares me about him.  More than his inexperience, I am afraid he won't fight.

by dpANDREWS 2007-04-27 02:09PM | 0 recs
Re: SC Presidential Debate Tag Cloud

This was actually really interesting.

by Jerome Armstrong 2007-04-27 07:20PM | 0 recs

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