I admit the ‘word cloud’ technique is a pretty sketchy way to analyze a speech. Still, it can be fun. Zero Hedge gives us an example. From their analysis of a few speeches:
- Reagan 1981 [inaugural speech]: – ‘believe’, ‘freedom’, and ‘government’
- Schumer 2013: – ‘America’, ‘Today’, ‘Finished’, ‘People’
- Obama 2013 [inaugural speech]: “America People Must Believe”
Got it, America? You must believe!
But the main point, for me, is simply the prevalence of “must” in Obama’s speech. As others have remarked: In his vision of the world, no one who opposes him ever does so in good faith. Whatever he believes is an imperative.
UPDATE: A cloud on Hillary’s Benghazi hearing. “People think know committee SEC”… Huh? It sounds like they spent much of that hearing on the question of what people knew or thought when, but why would the SEC pop into it?