With all the political punditry going around these days, I thought it would be interesting to look at the words that the leading presidential candidates are using.
Below are word clouds made up of the speeches from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their victory speeches after the Florida primaries (Tuesday, March 15, 2016). The words in the clouds were limited to those used more than once.
Here is Clinton’s word cloud:
Here is Trump’s word cloud:
I like to stare at word clouds and see what kinds of sentences I can string together. For example “know America” or “make people win” are bumper stickers.
I also like to stare at the periodic chart of elements and see what words I can find.
“NeAr” anyone? … but I digress.
What does it all mean? I don’t know. But if one believes that words matter (like I do), it’s gotta mean something. Maybe if we track it over time …
What phrases or sentences do you see?