Sunday, March 9, 2008

The War of Words

If you haven't noticed, a war of words has been brewing up against the Democratic Presidential Candidates Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama. In my English 1312 class we have been studying the effect use of Rhetoric and it's powerful impact on the masses.
Barack Obama, who proves to be the voice of the young, has gained many followers due to his fluid style of persuasion and knowledge. Barack's speaking has been credited as one of the best speakers of our time. His ability to stir the emotions of America has led to the comparison of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.
In recent allegations however, Hillary Clinton the Senator from New York, has launched an attack on Barack's credibility on the sources of Baracks rhetorical speeches. She successfully pointed that Obama's "Just Words" speech was actually the words of Deval Patrick (one of Obama's friends and co-strategist.)
In today's society the credibility of a person is always questioned, and in my opinion should be questioned. Barack Obama has made a mark on American Rhetoric, but are they actually his own ideas?