Saturday, January 30, 2010

One last SOTU Post-Mortem: Nick Morgan

Nick Morgan, a top corporate speechwriter and coach, offered a fairly in-depth rhetorical analysis of the State of the Union on his blog that honed in on Obama's tone.  "The speech was pugnacious, tried to settle a number of scores, and spent a lot more time justifying this new administration’s actions than it did painting a picture of the future.  In some ways, it was a post-modern political speech for a post-modern era, an era of irony, diminished expectations, and even sarcasm." You can read the rest of it here.

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