Thursday, October 23, 2008

Presidential Wordles

Let me just start by saying I don't discuss politics all that often as these discussions tend to end up in full-blown arguments (even amongst sixth graders!). With that said, I decided to ever-so-tepidly delve into the presidential hopefuls' acceptance speeches and wanted to see a visual representation of their words. I pulled transcripts from both of their speeches and the results are below. Remembering that wordles display words occurring most often in larger print, Obama focused on "change" and "promise" while McCain focused on the "country" and the word "fight." I obviously added the words Obama and McCain to the respective wordles! Just another way of presenting information, pretty cool, huh?