Wordles Comparing Recent Speeches by Barack Obama and John McCain

Obama Vs McCain

I went to the site Real Clear Politics where they collect transcripts of political speeches. I took the last speech they had transcribed by Barack Obama and the last speech they had transcribed from John McCain and pasted both speeches into separate Wordles.

The above image is what came out. The top wordle comes from Barack Obama’s recent Townhall speech in Elkhart, Indiana. The bottom wordle comes from John McCain’s speech in Jackson, Ohio.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    What does this have to do with photography? Can you leave off the politics?

  2. Ryan says:

    Haha, if you notice the title of the blog “Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection”. He can blog about whatever he wants!

  3. Trap says:

    Please, Thomas, keep posting things like this. This is a technology blog that leans towards photography, not a photography only blog. Unless I am mistaken, nowhere do I see “VOTE FOR OBAMA” in giant letters. All that I see is a simple observation. This is far more informative than CNN, Fox News or any other news agency, and it doesn’t even offer any opinion.

    Keep up the good work Thomas.

  4. Celine says:

    What a great idea, Thomas. It’s a way to use Wordle I wouldn’t have thought of.

  5. Ben says:

    Did you intentionally use a black background for Obama and a white one for McCain?

  6. Thomas Hawk says:

    Ben, I did not intentionally use a black background for Obama or a white background for McCain. This was simply the random way that Wordle returned the word clouds.

  7. kozmik says:

    neat idea.. how did you do it?

  8. wisdom says:

    Very cool, thanks for the share.