A Little Theocracy with your Convention?
I’ve now updated the earlier table of word frequencies of the speeches at the Democratic national convention. I’ve added Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. I’ve pulled this data from articles published by The Guardian (here, here, and here).
As you can see, there were a total of eight cases of pandering to the darker elements of humanity. That’s actually a surprisingly low number, but it only takes a tiny bit of plutonium to poison the water supply.
I’ll post a similar table for the Republicans, assuming The Guardian continues to publish their summaries. It will be a very interesting contrast.
|H. Clinton||B. Clinton||Biden||Obama|
NR = Not Reported
* Democratic Country of Georgia
The other weird thing is that The Guardian did not report on the number of times “change” was uttered in these speeches. Considering how that is Obama’s mantra, the omission is a glaring oversight.