An Analysis Of Hillary Clinton Sander's Speech

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How will Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump and become the first woman president? Jonathan Alter authored a piece in The Daily Beast titled “Free College Now! Why Hillary Clinton Needs to Run With Bernie Sanders’s Best Idea” that suggests the Hillary Clinton should use Bernie Sander’s free college plan to attract young democratic voters. I will analyze Alter’s article and show that Alter was not persuasive using ethos and the use of the enthymeme. However, through my analysis, I will identify his uses of the proposal and rebuttal arguments that make him persuasive. Also, the use of ethos and logos make him persuasive. Alter uses proposal and rebuttal arguments with logos and pathos to convince the reader that Bernie Sander’s free college plan …show more content…
This argument is more common in the article because Alter compares the plans of Hillary Clinton to Bernie Sanders. Alter says that Clinton’s plan is way too complicated and is misleading. Hillary plans on states buying in the student’s tuition without any real incentive. This means that the states will cover pay for the college costs of the college students. However , Bernie Sander’s plan is a lot simpler and elegant. Bernie’s plan is to make the federal government pay two-thirds of the tuition while the other third is covered by the state. This will make the federal government more responsible for making the free tuition work. Alter then says critics of Bernie Sander’s plan argue that his plan will cost 47 billion U.S. dollars. However, Alter counters with saying that this is less than one percent of the federal government budget. Furthermore, Alter shows the reader that Bernie’s plan is far superior to Hillary Clinton’s plan because Bernie’s plan does not include private universities. This will cause the private universities to try to lower their tuition in order to compete with public …show more content…
For example, when Alter says, “Nowadays, not having a post-secondary degree is tantamount to not having a chance in America. It shouldn’t be that way, but it is.” This makes the reader feel like Alter is someone who can be trusted because he is straightforward. Furthermore, Alter goes on and gave a hard truth for people to swallow. He said that “Nowadays, not having a post-secondary degree is tantamount to not having a chance in America. It shouldn’t be that way, but it is.” This appeals to the readers that do not like the education system in the United States because it shows that college may not be important for the reader but is important no matter

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