Fun with word clouds

by Jake Grovum

While this “word cloud” technology has been out for a while, we here at Filed Under Politics just drank the Kool-Aid, so to speak, recently. Accordingly, I wanted to give you a visual look at some of the speeches given throughout the campaign. For those not familiar with word clouds, they are a visual represenation of speech text in which the words said the most frequently appear larger than the others. These are all from First, we’ll start with Barack Obama’s address in Denver from the end of the DNC. Read the text for yourself here. Obama Word Cloud Naturally, here’s John McCain’s remarks from the RNC. Read it yourself here. McCain Word Cloud Here’s Sarah Palin’s speech from the RNC. Palin Word Cloud …And Joe Biden’s from the DNC. Biden Word Cloud