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Word Cloud Comparison of Obama's Two Victory Speeches

Below are word clouds representing the breakdown of President Obama's two presidential victory speeches. Many are saying that his speech last night was one of the few times during the 2012 campaign that Obama's rhetoric resembled the soaring tone he so often took during his 2008 campaign.

There are the similarities one might expect — "America," "country," and "work" make myriad appearances in both speeches. But note the shift in campaign messaging. From 2008's "promise" and "change," to 2012's "forward" and "together."

 

Also interesting: Obama said 2008 Republican challenger John McCain's name much more than he said 2012 GOP competitor Mitt Romney's name last night.

2012 Speech — Nov. 7, McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill.

2008 Speech — Nov. 4, Grant Park, Chicago, Ill.

 
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