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Campaign Speeches

Trump’s Speeches Are At A Middle-School Reading Level, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.18.2016 | Science

Donald Trump’s campaign speeches are written at a lower grade level than those of other leading presidential candidates, a new analysis from Carnegi...

Obama or Romney? The Pessimist Will Lose

Meghan Keener | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Meghan Keener

It's likely that the political advisors, handlers, and speechwriters know that Americans have been casting our votes for hope for decades now -- and engineer the campaigns to maximize it.

The Campaign Speech You Won't Hear

Billy Shore | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Billy Shore

With just 10 days until the election I'm still waiting for the speech I had hoped to hear -- from any candidate, of either party, in any race. With time running out I'm growing doubtful, so just in case, I've tried to at least imagine it.

John McCain Can't Stop Saying The F-Word (It's Not What You Think)

Huffington Post | Patrick Waldo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As his campaign comes to a close, John McCain has landed on a favorite theme, one he has repeated over and over and over again over the last week. It...

Turkey Hollow Almanac: The Power of Words

David Mixner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Mixner

As I recounted in my initial thoughts about the Obama Berlin speech, I recalled that Gandhi said we have to value our words as much as our actions. Obama understands that, and our history has shown it to be true.

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein

"Plagiarism"? Clinton Borrowed Her Husband's "Invisible" Theme | Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As she rolled out her White House effort in early 2007, Sen. Hillary Clinton embraced a campaign theme that accused the Bush administration of turning...