The Words They Used At The National Convention
I’ve pointed out “women” because one of the bigger impressions I got from the DNC was that the Democrats clearly think they can use the divide on women’s rights (see: Akin, Todd) to their advantage. One of Obama’s biggest rhetorical flourishes last night involved a girl growing up to be president. Almost every speaker spoke to the issue of gender equality as it related to choice and occasionally as it related to equal compensation. I was surprised at how much they seem to feel they have the advantage pressing the attack there. The only thing that surprised me more (at least as far as speech content was concerned) was the repeated, frank mention of voter suppression — maybe a bit cynical on my part, but I assumed that was an issue the media would complain about but would not be spoken about on a national political stage.
This chart also includes a nice list of excerpts where some of the words were used. Pretty rad.
This is a Good Chart. I was hoping for something like this, and this is a very excellent, clear representation.
Update: I just clicked through, and they give you a listing of the context for every time the word was mentioned by whom when you click on the circle. And you can ADD YOUR OWN WORDS and they analyze them right then and there and drop a circle in for you. On mentions of “cheese”, Dems are up, two-zip. This just got so much more awesome. This is a Really Good Chart.