Barack Obama 2012 Acceptance Speech Analysis

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Barack Obama is known for his impeccable and invigorating way of speaking, whether it be to a small crowd or the United States in its entirety. He has a strong understanding of his audience and how to speak to them in a way that makes his message known and his notions preferable. Obama’s 2012 acceptance speech is full of rhetoric strategy and concepts that fall within the concepts of pathos, ethos, and logos. This is a speech that connects Barack Obama to his audience by use of emotion, with credible experience, and with common sense reasoning. His nuance of hope is the foundation he uses to grasp the attention and support of Americans. Barack Obama’s 2012 Democratic National Convention acceptance speech uses effective proofs, specifically …show more content…
At the time of this speech he was running for re-election which gives him a large advantage in the election. Within this speech, Obama uses logos to explain the plan, or lack thereof, of his opponent. He mentions how his opponent wants to spend money on unwanted military hardware for the war when Obama counters with the plan to lessen this country’s debt, create more jobs, and to rebuild roads, bridges, and schools, to begin the rebuilding this nation. He latter incorporated costs and benefits when he mentioned that… “Independent experts say that my plan would cut our deficit by $4 trillion.” Then continued to announce that he cut a billion dollars in spending after working with Republicans in Congress. He introduces his plan for tax rates increase for incomes that exceeded $250,000; a reintroduction from when Bill Clinton was president and “…when our economy created nearly 23 million new jobs…” All of this information leads back to the idea that Obama’s role in the American future is not minor. He proves with his reasoning that his plan will please those of his audience and will protect and preserve this country in the way that it once was. “America, I never said this journey would be easy, and I won’t promise that now. Yes, our path is harder, but it leads to a better place. Yes, our road is longer, but we travel it together.” The true leadership and passion that Barack Obama portrays for this country is illustrated within this quote. He promises a better nation and a united

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