Power And Dollar

“A more perfect union” emulates Gettysburg, not Kennedy’s Houston

Some are quick to draw an parallel between Obama’s “A more Perfect Union” speech to other presidents’:

http://www.connpost.com/ci_8619497?source=rss

However, Obama probably emulates Gettysburg Address.  The transcripts of “A More Perfect Union”, Gettysburg’s Address and Kennedy’s Houston speech are listed here:

Obama’s is here:

Kennedy:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16920600

Gettysburg Address:

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/gettysburgaddress.htm

Houston may have a good context to draw a parallel.  Gettysburg is a far better comparson in terms of context (we are facing a challenge, Obama says) than Houston (questions of Kennedy’s independence).  The structure is also a better comparson between Gettsburg than Houston.

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March 19, 2008 - Posted by | america politics, Current Affairs, Current Events, Democrats, obama, opinion, politics, US politics | ,

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