20 January 2009
President Obama's Inaugural Address as a text cloud
Now, compare this cloud to the speech he gave on election night:
To me the clouds suggest both speeches displayed an appreciation for the significance of that moment in history, but the Inaugural Address was much more forceful in its delivery and fierce in its tone, the invocation of scripture to "set aside childish things," the strong suggestion that difficult work lies ahead.
Not surprisingly, the election night speech was about victory while the Inaugural Address was about work. President Obama, in the strongest terms to date, asserted a mandate today.