Thursday, September 25, 2008


The Guardian has a great article about the SpeechWars website:

“SpeechWars is a clever tool for comparing how many times the two candidates have used a particular word in their campaign speeches. As these examples show, Obama — unsurprisingly — mentions Bush far more than McCain, but McCain mentions "love" far more than Obama; both men talk about good more than evil ... There is as yet no equivalent tool for Sarah Palin and Joe Biden, but it would be unnecessary; Palin's speeches consist almost entirely of the phrase "I said thanks but no thanks on that Bridge to Nowhere", interspersed with random combinations of the words "maverick", "Washington" and "glass ceiling", while Biden's technically don't count as speeches because nobody ever hears them.”

(Guardian, SpeechWars)

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