Speech Wars - Tracking the Candidates Words    Home


  Word clouds are used to visualize the relative frequencies of words in a set of texts - the larger the word, the more often it appears in the text.

The word clouds below are based on the complete set of speeches downloaded for each candidate, excluding common english words.

The word clouds were drawn using the very cool Wordle tool (Creative Commons Attribution License).

You can use these word clouds to get ideas for which words may be interesting to look at on the main page.

    What are the candidates really saying?

How do their messages change over time?

How do they compare with one another?

McCain Word Cloud

Obama Word Cloud