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‘I will’ vs. ‘Yes, we can’. A rhetorical analysis of the political speeches of George W. Bush and Barack Obama during their election periods, with emphasis on their choice of metaphor
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-04-26)
Even though signs of one of the worst American financial crises were already apparent by the end of the first presidential term of the Republican candidate George W. Bush, he managed to be reelected for a second term, and it can be argued that Bush’s rhetoric, which relied heavily on his famous ‘war on terror’, has contributed to his reelection. When the Democratic candidate Barack Obama was elected ...