Bandwagons

Earlier I posted a Wordle from Gordon Brown. At the time I just thought it was a gimmick but on second thought, and remembering a comment from someone at work about using it as a tool to see if you’re ‘on message’, maybe it’s a good simple visual aid for comparing political speeches in the run up to elections around the world. Here’s Barack Obama’s South Carolina victory speech in all it’s black and white Wordle glory:

Speech of the year

“But we are here tonight to say that this is not the America we believe in. I did not travel around this state over the last year and see a white South Carolina or a black South Carolina. I saw South Carolina. I saw crumbling schools that are stealing the future of black children and white children. I saw shuttered mills and homes for sale that once belonged to Americans from all walks of life, and men and women of every color and creed who serve together, and fight together, and bleed together under the same proud flag. I saw what America is, and I believe in what this country can be.”
Source: Obama’s full South Carolina Victory Speech at RealClearPolitics.