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Obama Campaign Ad Ready My Plan
Obama campaign ad ready my plan. The author of the ad is Barrack Obama. He is the presidential candidate under Democrats. Significantly, the ad addresses the American people (“Campaign Ad: Read My Plan,” 2019).
Barack Obama wants his message every American who would participate in the 2012 presidential elections. It aims at winning more voters to his side. The ad uses logos, ethos, and pathos to persuade the audience; hence winning several voters on the speaker’s side.
The first strategy the ad deploys to persuade the audience is “ethos.” Obama is eloquent, learned and speaks with vigor. His personality is charming, and this is persuasive enough to win the hearts of the American. He introduces his speech by giving examples to attract the attention of the audience.
Furthermore, he uses gestures to make his message more meaningful (“Campaign Ad: Read My Plan,” 2019). Besides, he maintains eye contact with the audience where necessary to ensure that the audience remains active throughout the speech. Evidenced in the ad, Obama is well-informed.
He is well acquainted with the information concerning statistics on the percentage of the population of unemployed individuals. At the same time, he is a position to trace the achievement of other leaders such as Senator Mike Lee. In general, it is correct to say that the author (Obama) is aware of American history.
The other strategy that comes out clearly in the ad is logos. The author uses logic to pass the message to the audience. Here, the ad applies the use of examples as an approach of persuasion. For instance, Obama says, “we have much more to do to get back to work and make the middle-class security, and now Governor Romney believes that even with bigger tax cuts for the wealthy and fewer regulations on Wall Street.” Furthermore, the ad uses cause and consequences to convince the Americans that he is the right candidate (“Campaign Ad: Read My Plan,” 2019). According to him, poor leadership in the main reason for issues such as unemployment, the high cost of living, and the war in Afghanistan.
Lastly, the author uses pathos styles in various instances. For example, Obama introduces the ad by saying, “If I can sit down with you in your living room and around the kitchen table and here’s what I’d say Mike took office, we were losing nearly eight hundred thousand jobs a month, and we were mired in Iraq today.” The statement evokes the feeling of sorrow and makes the audience to feel that they are part of the problem America faces. Hence, this prepares the audience to get ready for the message the author is about to convey in the ad.
Just a fortnight before the United States head to the election, President Obama is making his last case of swinging state votes from the newly introduced ad. In the ad, his argument that the country has registered progress during his tenure and still has plans for his second tenure if re-elected.
The ad has the own narration from the president concerning the images associated with the economy reviving. It devotes to the speeches by Obama in a direct manner to the camera on what he intends to achieve if he wins his second term election.
“So have a look at my plan in comparison to that of Governor Romney and make a decision on the side that suits you”, he ends. “Indeed it has been honor serving you as your President….and again I am seeking for your vote…so together, we can continue moving our nation, America in a forward manner’.
The soft type of tone represents an identified contrast to the sharp kind of attack ads the campaign by Obama has been staging towards Romney in the previous weeks. The ads return the positive kind of message to the much-eluded type of campaign that culminated to the election cycle witnessed in the year 2012.
However, it is also worth to take into consideration that site, where Obama is directing the voters to; barackobama.com/plans, is itself short woefully about the details on what the president is intending to achieve in his second if he wins. The runs this week in the nine most contested states such as North Carolina, Ohio, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Virginia, Wisconsin, Iowa, and New Hampshire.
In a nutshell, I would say that the ad follows the theories of rhetoric situation. It contains the elements discussed in theory: author, audience, context, and kairos. Furthermore, it incorporates the three strategies of Aristotelian situation theory (logos, pathos, and ethos). The ad is short and takes about 2.05 minutes: This is necessary as it eradicates the unnecessary information that would have made the ad boring.
On the other hand, I suppose the ad would have used rhetorical situation style known as “testimony logos.”. In general, I would say that this is a marvelous campaign ad that is persuasive and capable of winning the hearts of a broad spectrum of audience.