Friday, September 07, 2012

Bill Clinton's Convention speech

Here is a fascinating and valuable resource for studying rhetoric and modern political speech-making - the text of Bill Clinton's speech proposing President Barack Obama for the Democration nomination again at the Convention in Charlotte.

The original speech is in black, with deletions in red and additions in blue. Tracking all these changes gives a vivid insight into Clinton's intentions and expertise as a speaker, and the choices he made as he responded to his audience.

Below, a recording of the whole speech.

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